Rodgers means business
Moving on from the World Cup, we head back to the Premier League as Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has stated that he means business this year. In an interview that bombarded him with questions over Luis Suarez' future, Rodgers gave his thoughts on the situation surrounding his star man, whilst moving on to talk about the approaching season until finally giving his verdict on the World Cup so far. Here is the interview for those that missed it.
Reporter: Good afternoon Brendan, can you shed any light on the Luis Suarez incident?
Brendan: What situation? There a many of them...
Reporter: Well, the entire situation in general. His future at the club and the biting incident a few days back.
Brendan: Well, as far as I am concerned he is a Liverpool player now, and I want to keep it that way. He may have bitten Chiellini, but I don't think anyone in the right mind would want to let this boy go, he's one of the best, and he could commit a million biting incidents before I'd even think about selling him. As long as he is putting the ball in the back of the net for Liverpool, I'm happy. Next question?
Reporter: But isn't there a chance of the clubs name being tarnished and dragged through the mud?
Brendan: As if it hasn't already...When we're at the top and back where we belong, no matter what the lad does I won't care. The Liverpool fans will get behind him and us. We don't want respect or support from any other clubs or fans. It's our fans the matter. So as long as we are at the top where we belong I couldn't give a monkies what anyone else thinks because no matter what, we will be the best.
Reporter: Ok, and how are you and the team preparing for the coming season?
Brendan: Well, most of us are back now, we're just waiting on others such as Sakho and Mignolet but we're are training hard, working hard. We have a fantastic bunch of players that I am keen to add to. We want to improve the squad, add quality in depth and fight for everything going next year. We'll be ready for the start and we'll take it by storm. If you think we were good last season, wait till you see us next season.
Reporter: Any hints on who you are looking to sign up? You've been link a lot with the likes of Markovic and Sanchez, can you say you'll b going for these two players? I'm not saying anything, all you need to know is that we mean business and we will add to this squad. We won't add the average squad players, we'll add the young and experienced Champions League players with a view to bringing in some potentially world class youngsters.
Reporter: Lastly, can you give us your thoughts on the World Cup so far?
Brendan: Well, I think it's one of the best I have ever watched. The constant end to end attacking football on display is just incredible. I think it was difficult for many to see England head out so early, and was surprising to see Costa Rica through also. You've got teams like Algeria giving Germany a run for their money as well. It's just incredible. I think the best game I saw was Colombia vs Uruguay or Netherlands vs Australia. Two brilliant games, and some fantastic goals on show from that Rodriguez and Timmy Cahill. It's been fantastic so far, I reckon Argentina and Germany will battle it out in the final, Argentina to edge it.
So, he may mean business but will his team have what it takes? That'll be the question surrounding this young Liverpool side, and will Liverpool be able to hold onto there star striker? Well, we'll be hoping to see some action in the market in the not to distant future, we can't wait for things to get into touch. Liverpool play Swansea at Home in their first Premier League game of the season. Can they get off to a good start?