Melbourne Victory's Thompson: Liverpool, Juventus target Rojas needs me!
The New Zealand winger is attracting interest from the likes of Liverpool and Juventus but Thompson, who returned to the Victory line-up for the 5-0 win over Newcastle Jets on the weekend, feels his protégé won't be able to shine without him by his side.
"It was good for him to be on the scoresheet. He's been one of our outstanding players and the team's always going to do well when he's scoring goals."
Rojas has scored 14 goals from 22 matches this season with a high percentage of those coming in games that Thompson, who has not played on six occasions, has started.