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Suarez Likened To Messi

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez approaches football with a similar attitude to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers made the claim after his team's 3-0 drubbing of Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday, with Suarez striking twice to take his goal tally to 15 for the season.

"When you work with players like Luis Suarez, he is a Messi-type character in terms of he is angry when I give him a breather," said Rodgers.

"At the start of the season I tried to rest him and he didn't want it.

"He is a player that to be at his top of his game has to play two or three times a week, one game is not enough.

"He needs to be playing and you see the response you get from him.

"His work has never dropped, he is a real team player, he trains every single day, is never in the treatment room and then he goes out and performs."

Rodgers feels Suarez is benefitting from the side's possession-based style of football.

"As the ball moves he gets the chance to move into spaces - if he plays in a style which is direct he doesn't get a chance to move," added Rodgers.

"In a structure where the team is moving and the ball is moving his cleverness and intelligence finds the space and you can see he is thriving in the team at the moment.

"It will be fantastic to see him develop because I think there is a long way to go in his development."

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