Next Game

AEL v Tottenham

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 17:00

Europa League Qual Play-Offs Round

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 0 - 1 Tottenham

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Monk hails former boss Rodgers

Swansea defender Garry Monk admits he owes Brendan Rodgers a lot, but that will not stop him trying to get the better of his old manager this weekend.

Last Updated: 24/11/12 at 13:15 Post Comment

Garry Monk: Feels he owes Brendan Rodgers a lot for what he did at Swansea

Garry Monk: Feels he owes Brendan Rodgers a lot for what he did at Swansea

Rodgers makes his first return to the Liberty Stadium on Sunday following his departure to Liverpool in the summer.

Monk is a big admirer of Rodgers and admits the Northern Irishman did a great deal for all the players at the club after leading them into the Premier League before then going on to establish them last term in their first season back in the top flight.

"We love him to death after what he had achieved," Monk told The Independent.

"He got us into the Premiership - tactically, physically, mentally he took us on to a different level than anything we had been on before.

"But after all we've been through with him, we don't want him to have one over on us now."

Monk admits they will need to keep in-form Liverpool striker Luis Suarez quiet if they are to get the better of Rodgers this weekend.

Much of the build-up to the game has been dominated by Swansea defender's Ashley Williams' dislike of Suarez in his recently published diary of last season.

Monk admits he does not want to get involved in the row, but he is wary of the threat posed by Suarez.

"I don't want to get into it on Luis Suarez but he's not going to be everyone's cup of tea and he's not particularly my cup of tea, but he's a top, top player and that's the side of it you have to worry about," added Monk.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsene Wenger keen to strengthen Arsenal's defence

Arsene Wenger admits he would like to strengthen his Arsenal squad defensively before the end of the transfer window.

Football Association looking into allegations against Malky Mackay and Iain Moody

The FA is looking into allegations made by Cardiff against former manager Malky Mackay and head of recruitment Iain Moody.

League One: Coventry to return to Ricoh Arena

Coventry City have agreed a two-year deal to return to the Ricoh Arena.

Mail Box

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property