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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is satisfied with the way the Luis Suarez situation has been resolved.

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Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker makes Anfield appearance

Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker makes Anfield appearance

The Uruguay international returned to training with the first-team squad on Friday having been exiled for more than a week by Rodgers, who said the striker's attitude and performances had not been up to scratch.

Suarez claimed Liverpool had reneged on a deal agreed last summer to allow him to leave if a Champions League club came in for him, with Arsenal having had two bids for him rejected.

However, he was at Anfield on Saturday to watch the 1-0 Premier League victory over Stoke and he received a ripple of applause from the small amount of home fans assembled inside the ground as he walked around the edge of the pitch with his daughter an hour before kick-off.

"I am satisfied with how everything has been resolved and we as a club are looking to the future," said Rodgers, who refused to confirm whether the player had apologised as he said he would have to in order to be reintegrated.

"There is nothing to be said there. I won't be saying anything on Luis Suarez and that is only purely out of respect for the (other) players."

Suarez is suspended for the first six matches of the campaign after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last season.

On Suarez's appearance and reception at Anfield, Rodgers added: "He is a part of our team and club and the supporters are a class act here.

"He's back in the group, he's smiling and happy, and we'll move on."

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f Klopp is available and willing to go there, they have to sign him up. Far better manager than Rodgers. The reason Liverpool fail in so many big games is the inflexible nature of their manager and his inability to find strikers who fit into his inflexible style of play. A feature of nearly every game that the team comes up short is the way the opposition midfield appears to overpower them. It's too easy.

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est player award should not go to a player who's second best at all the importent categories (i.e goals, assists etc) just because his team is at the top. If you are not first you are last; if you're second you are the first loser ( looking at you Hazard). David De Gea for POTY.

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