Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers has praised Luis Suarez for his humility.
Liverpool went to the top of the Premier League with another comfortable home win against Cardiff City. The Reds produced a brilliant display in the first half as they went 3-0 ahead before the break. Luis Suarez, who recently signed a new contract at Anfield, scored a wonderful brace and provided an assist for Raheem Sterling. The Uruguayan international can’t be kept out of the headlines at the moment and is creating records every week. He has now become the first player to score 10 goals in a month and also the first player to score at least two goals in four Premier League games in a row. With Arsenal and Chelsea facing each other on Monday, Liverpool have a wonderful opportunity to lead the table into the Christmas and this is once a again a proof of how Brendan Rodgers’ side have improved by leaps and bounds.
It was an emotional afternoon for Cardiff City in many ways. While they were blown away by the brilliance of Suarez and Henderson in the first half, they fought back into the game with a goal from Jordon Mutch in the second half and restricted Liverpool from extending their lead. Malky Mackay has been under tremendous pressure in recent times with owner Vincent Tan seemingly wanting a change in charge. But the players and the fans are behind their manager and the support that Malky Mackay received at Anfield was heart warming.
Rodgers was once again full of praise for Luis Suarez and stressed on what a team player he is when he passed to Sterling for the second goal despite being in a position to shoot himself.
“It shows you the team player that he is.
“I thought he showed great humility as well, when Daniel Agger came on the field, he brought the armband straight to him because he’s the vice-captain.
“It shows you the humility of the man. Two brilliant goals, a genuine world-class player. The pivotal point of the team is really exciting and dynamic at the moment.
“It was an outstanding team performance. In the first half, we were exceptional – some of our movement and fluidity in our game was excellent.
“We controlled the game, scored three and maybe could have had one or two more. In the second half, we started brightly and looked like we were going to continue that momentum.” – The Liverpool manager said.
Liverpool now face Manchester City and Chelsea away from home in their next two Premier League fixtures and this will certainly test the character of their side. Brendan Rodgers said that they are eagerly looking forward to their match at the Etihad and hope for a better result than what they managed last time.
“We’re really looking forward to the games. At Manchester City last year, we should have won and ended up drawing the game.
“Manchester City have a great squad of players; everyone looks at them as Manchester City’s title to lose because of the squad they have. For us, it’s just about taking each game at a time.
“We have been on a fantastic run, the quality of our football is at a really high level – we’re pressing the game very well, our aggression to get the ball back is good.
“We’ll arrive there on Boxing Day in a really good moment. It’s a game I’m really looking forward to.” – He added.