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Rodgers and the 'beautiful' Suarez.

Brendan Rodgers describes Luis Suarez as 'beautiful'

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Tuesday night will see Brendan Rodgers reunite with Luis Suarez as Celtic travel to Barcelona in the Champions League.

The pair worked together at Liverpool for two seasons and appeared to form a fantastic working relationship.

During the 2013/14 season, they almost helped Liverpool win their first ever Premier League trophy, with Suarez scoring 31 league goals in 33 matches as they were narrowly pipped to glory by Manchester City.

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Although Rodgers ended up selling Suarez to Barcelona that summer, it seems they’ve maintained their respect for one another.

In fact, ahead of the clash at Camp Nou, Rodgers has heaped praise on the Uruguayan.

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But instead of using the usual superlatives to describe the incredible striker - such as “terrific,” “outstanding” or “brilliant” - Rodgers went for a very bizarre word.

"Luis Suarez is one of the most beautiful men you can come across," Rodgers told reporters.

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Sorry? Beautiful? Not usually a word a manager uses to describe a player.

Rodgers is a personality that is often mocked on social media for his strange comments with many suggesting he makes statements very similar to that of David Brent - the main character from TV series ‘The Office.’

So, after his latest strange remark, Twitter jumped at the opportunity to question Rodgers once again.

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While Rodgers’ use of the word ‘beautiful’ was strange, he went on to speak very highly about the 29-year-old.

"He's humble and works tirelessly. He's super professional, a family man, and he gives everything for his life as football,” he added.

”I had the pleasure of working with him as a human being and as footballer he's one of the best in the world. He came to a world class team and made them better. Barca would not be the same without him in the team."

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Suarez may have been magnificent during his time on Merseyside, scoring 82 goals in 133 appearances, but since his move to Spain, he’s reached new heights.

Not only has he won two La Ligas, two Copa del Reys and a Champions League at Barcelona, but he’s established himself as one of the best goalscorers in world football with an outstanding 88 goals in 99 appearances in all competitions.

Rodgers may well be pleased to see Suarez again, but it’s unlikely he’ll be calling the forward ‘beautiful’ if he runs riot against his Celtic side.

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Brendan Rodgers
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