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manager Brendan Rodgers said the Luis Suarez situation had been
resolved but declined to reveal whether the Uruguay striker had
apologised for speaking to the media about his desire to leave the club.
Suarez had been made to train
away from the first team for more than a week after claiming Liverpool
had gone back on a promise to allow him to leave Anfield if a Champions
League side made a high enough offer for him.
won't be saying anything on Luis Suarez and it's only purely out of
respect for the players that are working hard at the minute," Rodgers
said after Liverpool's 1-0 win at home to Stoke City in their Premier
League opener on Saturday.
"All I will say is I am very satisfied with
how everything has been resolved and we as a club are now looking to the
future and moving on," he told a post-match news conference.
returned to first-team training on Friday and attended the match at
Anfield with his family, receiving a generally warm reception from the
He is midway through a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of last season.
a part of our team and a part of the club," Rodgers added. "The
supporters are a class act here - the classic Liverpool Way is to always
support the players and the manager. That's what they always do."
had previously said Suarez, who scored 30 goals in all competitions for
Liverpool last season, had to apologise for his public outburst if he
was to return to first-team training.
Uruguayan was the subject of two bids from Arsenal, including an offer
of 40 million pounds ($62.45 million) and one penny which he believed
would trigger a release clause, something that Liverpool have denied.
striker Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal against Stoke just before
halftime and new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved a penalty in the 87th
minute from Jonathan Walters.