Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he will have to manage star striker Luiz Suarez from burning out, as the striker faces several months of consecutive football action. Suarez has been one of the best players for Liverpool since his £ 25 million arrival from Ajax. This season he has demonstrated his capabilities to its full extent by managing to become the top scorer in the Premier league with 22 goals to his name. Suarez has been playing non-stop football for the last year due to his commitments with the international team. He was also part of the under 21 team that played in the London Olympics 2012.
The upcoming summer will also provide non-stop football for the 26-year-old, as Uruguay will be taking part in the Confederations cup in Brazil. Further, he has expected to attend the summer tour of Liverpool to Thailand and Australia. Suarez will have at best around 20 days of holiday before he has to join Liverpool’s squad as they prepare to play in the summer tour that will start on July 24. The Confederations cup does not end until June 30, which leaves very little time for Suarez provided that Uruguay go all the way.
Rogers has said that an individual pattern will be followed for the players who have international duty. “We are finalising all their dates and when they’re away. They will need blocks of rest. If Luis is playing in that tournament, he may not be back at the start of pre-season for us because he needs to have a recovery period. There will be an individual pattern for every player. The idea is to get everyone back in the summer as soon as possible to have a real push next year,” said Rodgers.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have ruled out Suarez leaving the club in the summer.