Liverpool boss Rodgers plays down Suarez injury concerns

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's injury isn't serious after defeat to Stoke City.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's injury isn't serious after defeat to Stoke City.

Suarez collided with Asmir Begovic late in the second half and Rodgers explained how the Uruguayan was forced to put ice on his ankle afterwards to stop the swelling.

"He's been playing with a swollen ankle for the last few weeks," said Rodgers. "We'll wait until the morning to see how he is but he is a warrior and he should be fine for the weekend.

"I think he was unfortunate to pick up a booking [in that challenge]. He's not even looked at the 'keeper - he's trying to swivel on the ball. I thought it was a bit unfair he picked up a booking for that."

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