Rodgers: Suarez needs to be careful

He may have scored in the club’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the weekend, but it wasn’t a completely positive day for Luis Suarez who picked up his third yellow card of the season. Following that, Brendan Rodgers has admitted while it has been a pleasure to work with the Uruguay striker, he must be more careful not to worsen his disciplinary record.

Suarez picked up a needless booking when he was alleged to have dived in the penalty area at the Stadium of Light. The yellow card proved to be his third of the season, after picking up ones against West Brom and Manchester City in other games this term. It means that even though the campaign is just four matches old, Suarez is already two cards away from a one match suspension.

Following on from the above, Brendan Rodgers has revealed his thoughts on the 25-year-old’s behaviour. The former Swansea boss says that he appreciates that Suarez is an emotional player, but has urged him to try and calm down and not bring on an unnecessary ban. He said, “You are always trying to educate players and talk to them. That is part of what makes him and he is on to three now so he’ll have to be careful. He is an emotional guy, he runs on emotion, as some players do.”

Despite Suarez’s poor return on yellow cards, nobody can argue with the fact that the former Ajax striker has been much more accomplished in front of goal this term. Nobody has ever doubted that Suarez has immense ability, yet many have also not been sure if he is the natural goal scorer that the club desperately need. However, after managing three goals in the opening weeks of the season, there are hopes that he has improved this area of his game.