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Instead of focussing on his team's 4-1 win over Valerenga in Oslo, Rodgers was instead faced with the Suarez question.
The Northern Irishman didn't pull any punches either, saying to LiverpoolFC.com:
My conversations with players will always remain private. I'll never disclose any conversation between a player and I.
In terms of the remarks that were made, this is a football club that has always worked a certain way. The Liverpool Way is all about a club with ambition, a club that strives to be the very best, a club that is about commitment - that means that everyone is committed to the cause of fighting for the shirt.
It's also about dignity and being dignified in how you speak about the club, on and off the field, and it's about unity.
Those are the four values that run through my mind when I think about Liverpool. Those are the values we will always retain. If anyone steps outside of that standard, I will deal with it. That's something that we'll do.
It means that we have a standard at Liverpool that I will fight for my life to retain. There will never be any player or person bigger than the club.
The manager, clearly angered by Suarez's interview, continued:
Professionally, Luis Suarez has given me everything since I came into the football club, but there is obviously a way in which you have to speak. This is a club that has offered Luis Suarez the utmost respect since the day he walked through the door.
That's something that over the course of the coming weeks you need to have when you work for Liverpool Football Club. You've got supporters and players that have given Luis Suarez absolutely everything - they backed him to the hilt.
Even at the weekend, when we had Steven Gerrard's testimonial game, the supporters raised the roof for him. That's something that I will always fight to retain at the football club, because that is what Liverpool is about - respect, humility and real dignity.
Elsewhere, Rodgers was quoted by the Guardian as saying:
There were no promises made – categorically none – and no promises broken. The club and his representatives had several conversations and he knew exactly where he was at.
I think Luis knows the support he's had at the football club and that's something that's been unswerving throughout the whole of last season. Obviously the remarks I've read are bitterly disappointing but my job is bigger than that. My job is to fight and protect the club.
I will take strong, decisive action, absolutely. There has been total disrespect of the club – this is a lack of respect of a club that has given him everything, absolutely everything. I don't believe there is a clause in his contract that says he can leave for any sort of price.