Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers Stands by Luis Suárez After Mansfield Goal: The Nightly EPL

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has come out in defense of star striker Luis Suarez saying that it’s not the job of the Uruguayan “to own up” to whether he handled the ball or not despite it being vividly clear that the footballer purposely handled the ball to help him knock Mansfield Town out of the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ managerial style flies in the face of what Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said in the press after his winger cheated to help engineer a penalty kick at Old Trafford versus Aston Villa in April, 2012. After that match, Ferguson said that he had a word with Young. The Scot, at the time, added that “[Ashley] understands where we are coming from. Hopefully it makes a difference.”

What do you think? Did Rodgers make the correct decision by defending his player and saying that it’s not his responsibility to own up? As a result, is Rodgers encouraging his players to cheat, when needed? Have your say in the comments section below.

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