Rodgers: Suarez is Liverpool's answer to Messi

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is their version of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Suarez is being lauded around the world today for his wonder goal against Newcastle United.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez is their version of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Suarez is being lauded around the world today for his wonder goal against Newcastle United.

"He plays the false nine role like Messi does for Barcelona where he moves freely and others have to get in behind him to penetrate," Rodgers told Sky Sports.

"Suarez's goal was brilliant. He is a world-class striker."

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