Jamie Carragher Backs Tough Stance Adopted by Brendan Rodgers Over Luis Suarez

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Luis Suarez has been told to train on his own by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Jamie Carragher has backed Brendan Rodgers decision to be tough on Luis Suarez by sending the striker away to train on his own, Sky Sports reports.

Rodgers is unhappy at Suarez decision to go public with his desire to leave Anfield and has told the player to train on his own in an attempt to improve his attitude and punish him for recent lacklustre displays.

Carragher, who retired from playing football at the end of last season and is now a football pundit, visited Liverpool’s training ground last week and saw that Suarez wasn’t putting in acceptable levels of commitment.

Now, the former defender has backed Rodgers tough stance on Suarez and believes that the striker should show more loyalty to his club.

Carragher told Sky Sports News: “I know Luis and I’ve played with him in the last couple of years and he’s a warrior. He’s a fighter on the pitch and every day in training. He never misses a session.

“I went in to Friday training before Stevie’s testimonial and that wasn’t the Luis Suarez I knew. I think it’s right for Brendan Rodgers to take him out of the group because no one player is bigger than the team or the squad”.

Carragher has also backed Liverpool’s decision not to sell Suarez to Arsenal, believing that the player is too important to him to go to one of the Red’s Premier League rivals.

“Liverpool Football Club have got to protect themselves as well,” said Carragher. “Arsenal are a big rival for a top-four place and maybe if he wanted to go somewhere else it wouldn’t be such a big issue and maybe Liverpool would sanction a deal.”

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