Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers urged Luis Suarez to move on from the much-publicised events of last season, according to Sky Sports. Suarez was banned for eight games and charged a £40,000 fine last year after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. However, Rodgers believes the striker should now ‘move on’ from the incident. “The first point is that opposition fans only give people stick because they’re good players – you don’t see bad ones getting it,” said Rodgers. “Luis probably still feels a little bit of injustice about last season, but for me the message is that we have to move on. What’s happened has happened and let’s let it go now, however hard it is. We want to be winning games and doing our best for the football club.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2012.