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Liverpool boss Rodgers working closely with Suarez over form

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he's talking regularly with Luis Suarez to keep up his form.

The Uruguay striker, 27, will make his 100th start in the Barclays Premier League at Southampton this evening and the top flight's leading scorer will want to celebrate by ending a run of five games without a goal.

And Rodgers said: "Even if you're an outstanding player you still want that encouragement.

"That's something I've done and reinforced with him but he knows what I think of him and he knows how much we value his efforts as a team player.

"In the last 33 goals we have scored, he has got four. That really shows we are a team.

"Nearly 50 per cent of the goals we score either come from him or are assisted by him.

"It shows you the influence he has. It is also a great pointer to what he is. People may have looked at him and thought that he plays for himself but he has been a remarkable team player for us."

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