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Brendan Rodgers slams Luis Suarez for dive admission

Updated: Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 15:37 | Comments

Brendan Rodgers had some harsh words for Luis Suarez
Brendan Rodgers had some harsh words for Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez could face sanctions from Liverpool after admitting he dived during a match at Stoke earlier this season.

Suarez admitted to "falling" during October's goalless draw at Anfield in an attempt to win a penalty.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers today described diving as "unacceptable" and revealed the club would look to take action.

"I think it is wrong. It is unacceptable. I have spoken to Luis and it will be dealt with internally," he said.

"(Diving) is not something we advocate. Our ethics are correct."

Suarez made the admission to Fox Sports in Argentina, saying: "Football is like that. Sometimes you do things on the field that later you think 'why the hell did I do that?'

"I was accused of falling inside the box in a match, and it's true I did it that time, because we were drawing against Stoke at home and we needed anything to win it.

"But after that everybody jumped out to talk - the Stoke coach, and the Everton coach... I understood that the name Suarez sells (papers)."

No spot-kick was awarded to Suarez, who has previously been derided in England for his perceived theatrics. Following the Anfield match Stoke boss Tony Pulis hit out at the Uruguayan, labelling him "an embarrassment".

After speaking with Suarez today, Rodgers added: "He has been totally understanding on where I am coming from as manager of the club.

"What was said was wrong, he takes that and we move on."

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