What the hell is Brendan Rodgers up to now? It's almost as if the guy is hell bent on destroying Liverpool.
If we are honest, he was given an easy ride last season. After the fans had forced out Woy and even turned on King Kenny, it was perhaps inevitable that the latest managerial appointment would be shown a little more respect. Benny Benitez aint coming back and what manager in his right mind would want the job if Rodgers were to make an early exit? The Liverpool bed has been made and now everybody has to lay in it.
But without Suarez, where would Liverpool have been last season? And that total dependence on one player has made Rodgers and the entire club hostages to fortune. The support shown to the Uruguayan after the biting incident was humiliating for a once proud club and it is surely bruised egos which have dictated the latest Rodgers folly - the insistence that Suarez apologises before he is allowed back into the fold.
Apologise? Why would Suarez do that? He wants to go and seems to believe that Rodgers promised him that he could go, so what has he got to apologise for exactly? Liverpool FC felt that no apology was necessary after the racist insult of Evra, so to demand an apology now because Suarez has expressed a wish to move to an alternative employer seems a bit rich.
So what is Rodgers hoping to achieve by insisting on an apology exactly? He wants to keep Suarez, yet he seems hell bent on opening a chasm between himself and the cannibal prima donna. You don't bite the hand that feeds - even Suarez knows that! - but Rodgers seems to believe that he has to humiliate Suarez to assert his own personal authority; and can anybody see the Uruguayan backing down and then giving his best in a Liverpool shirt?
Rodgers may force Suarez to stay and may even force a grudging apology, but we will never again see Suarez giving 100% in a Liverpool shirt.