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Luis Suarez is 100% the best player in the world - Brendan Rodgers

The Liverpool boss believes his Uruguayan striker is proving his worth in the world’s most competitive league.

Luis Suarez has scored 19 goals in 12 Premier League games.
Luis Suarez has scored 19 goals in 12 Premier League games.
Image: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

BRENDAN RODGERS NEITHER flinched nor blinked this afternoon as he declared Liverpool striker to be the best player in the world.

The Uruguayan is in a rich vein of form at present and has scored 19 league goals in 12 games this season since returning from an eight-game biting ban. Suarez has won praise from all quarters in the Premier League and Rodgers offered an honest reply when the ‘best in the world’ question was lobbed in his direction today.

He told Sky Sports, “100%. I don’t think there’s any question. This is the most competitive league in world football. When you have a player performing at the level he is at, I don’t think you would have many that would argue with that.

“He’s been phenomenal in his performance level and as you [Sky Sports reporter] said, I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who is performing as consistently at that level. He’s been brilliant.”

The performances of Suarez and, to a lesser extent, Jordan Henderson have been huge positives for Rodgers but an injury crisis threatens to knock the Reds from the top of the league standings. The Northern Irishman revealed he may have just 17 fit players to chose from ahead of Thursday’s clash with Manchester City.

“We’re quite thin on the ground at the moment,” he admitted. “We’re not going to cry about it. We have what we have.” Youth and reserve team players may be drafted in to fill the Liverpool bench at Eastlands.

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