Luis Suarez Sent Liverpool Manager Good Luck Text Before Premier League Opener

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 18, 2014

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 4:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool is congratulated by Manager of Liverpool Brendan Rodgers during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield on December 4, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Luis Suarez hasn't quite severed his ties with Liverpool, with current manager Brendan Rodgers confirming that the Uruguayan texted him a good luck message before the Premier League opener against Southampton.

Suarez looks set to make his own start to the season—in a friendly for Barcelona against Leon—on Monday evening.

Rodgers told a press conference: 

Luis sent me a lovely text this morning wishing us all the best, which was a great gesture. He is a friend now of Liverpool. We are bigger than any player. [...] It was a real love-in. He’s a great boy but he is gone now.

Liverpool won the game 2-1.