Work Together or Leave: Rodgers Warns Liverpool Stars There Is No Room For Egos.
Suarez is nearing the end of a ten game ban he received at the end last season for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic and is scheduled to return for the Reds' Capital One Cup clash with Manchester United on September 25.
In the Uruguayan's absence, Sturridge has been in prolific form leading Liverpool's attack, scoring three goals in three Premier League games and two more in a cup victory over Notts County.
Both Sturridge and Suarez covet a central striking role and whether the former Ajax man should immediately displace the England international upon his return has been the subject of much debate.
Rodgers however claims neither of the two will be considered as Liverpool's lead attraction, insisting both will play when and where they are told to ensure Liverpool maintain their excellent start to the season which sees them sit third on goal difference with a game in hand.
"Neither Luis or Daniel will be the main man," (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/luis-suarez-daniel-sturridge-told-2275178) Rodgers was quoted as saying by the Mirror . "This isn't the type of club for ego. It's a club where players get told where to play.
"We know what strikers are like, but I don't think it's an issue with either Daniel or Luis. People were talking about Suarez making us a one man team last year and I kept saying that wasn't true.
"We don't mollycoddle them here. They are all expected to come in and do a job. If they want to be the superstar, if they want to the individual, they can go elsewhere. It's about the team here."
Suarez will sit out of Liverpool's trip to Swansea City on Monday evening and the visit of Southampton on Saturday, but will once again be eligible for the following game at Old Trafford.
The Uruguayan international was the club's top scorer last season with 30 goals in all competitions. Rodgers opted to ease the goal scoring burden by signing Sturridge from Chelsea, a move that paid dividends as the England international went on to score 11 goals following his January move to Anfield.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Sep 15, 2013|
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