Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits he has sympathy for Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers over Luis Suarez's situation.

There is still some uncertainty about how likely it is that Suarez, who is currently serving a 10-match suspension, will remain with the Merseysiders, but Rodgers last weekend declared himself to be "satisfied with how everything has been resolved".

Ahead of Villa's home Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool, Lambert, when asked if he had sympathy with Rodgers, said: "I do, because I know how hard it can be when you have something like that and have to try to turn it around.

"People say about player power and all that, but sometimes you have to draw a line and say 'no, you can't go'. Brendan handled the situation great."

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