Liverpool boss Rodgers: I wouldn't swap Suarez for Man Utd's Van Persie

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he wouldn't swap Luis Suarez for Manchester United star Robin van Persie.
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he wouldn't swap Luis Suarez for Manchester United star Robin van Persie.

The two face-off this weekend.

Asked what his response would be if Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson called and offered an exchange with Van Persie, Rodgers said: "I already have Luis Suarez so I wouldn't want to swap.

"I can only comment on Luis, I can't comment on who is the better because all strikers bring different things to the game.

"His [Suarez’s] mental fitness is very strong,” added Rodgers.

"He is a player who, like most top players, can cope mentally and you have to because of the pressures they put on themselves to perform and the pressures of playing for a big club.

"But I think he has been admirable. He has never come in here any day not smiling and working hard.

"I'm very blessed and privileged to work with such a top player."

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