Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defended a stroppy Luis Suarez after defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Suarez missed several chances and was booked on the stroke of half-time.

But Rodgers said: "When you are a winner with so much passion, a game like today hurts.

"He is a wonderful player, a good man, world class and a winner and when it goes against you, it can be difficult."