Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez cannot expect to be the club’s “main man” when he returns from his 10-match ban.
The Reds have been flying in Suarez’s absence and Rodgers has made it clear that in-form striker Daniel Sturridge is very much on level pegging with the Uruguayan.
He told the Sunday Mirror: “Neither Luis or Daniel will be the main man. This isn’t the type of club for egos. It’s a club where players get told where to play.
“We don’t mollycoddle them here. They are all expected to come in and do a job.
“If they want to be the superstar, if they want to be the individual, then they can go elsewhere. It’s about the team here. We know what strikers are like, but I don’t think it’s an issue with either Daniel or Luis.
“People were talking about Suarez making us a one-man team last year and I kept saying that wasn’t true. Luis himself didn’t think like that and when he comes back, we’ve got another world-class player to fit in the team.”
World class might be a bit premature for Sturridge if you’re saying they’re on level pegging, Brendan, but we’ll take your point.