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Luis Suarez Liverpool return: Brendan Rodgers believes Barcelona striker could return to the club

'He absolutely loved it at Liverpool, the supporters adored him and he gave absolutely everything'

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Luis Suarez could make a sensational return to the club.

The Urguayan striker left Liverpool to join Barcelona in a £75m deal in July 2014, making the move while he was serving a four-month ban for biting the Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup.

Rodgers and Suarez came close to winning the Premier League with Liverpool in 2014, with Suarez scoring 31 league goals that term.

He has since excelled at Barca, already scoring 54 goals in all competitions in a terrorising front three alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Rodgers, who was sacked by Liverpool in October, has said that should he ever leave the Catalan giants, it would only be to re-join the Reds.

“Luis is enjoying it out there at Barcelona, but I think if he did ever come back there would certainly be only one club he’d want to play for," Rodgers told Talk Sport.

“He absolutely loved it at Liverpool, the supporters adored him and he gave absolutely everything.

“Barcelona was an incredible move for Luis, and it’s such a great credit to him that his move made an already world class team even better.

"It’s a joy to watch him score goals and work as hard as he does for one of the best teams in the world…but you never know.”

Earlier this week the striker hinted at a potential return to Merseyside.

"You never know what will happen in the future,” he said

“If I was to return to England, it would be to play for Liverpool — not for any other team. I’ve missed the fans. The atmosphere is incredible, it’s incredible.

"Everyone who has played for Liverpool knows how important the fans are — they know they will always be in my heart."


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