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GUARDIAN – Luis Suárez texts best wishes as Liverpool send a signal of their own

Departed striker sent Brendan Rodgers a good luck SMS Rodgers: The first win can really set the tone for the seasonBrendan Rodgers received a good luck text from Luis Surez before Liverpools Premier League opener against Southampton and claimed the win could set the tone for another title challenge without the brilliant Uruguay international.The Liverpool manager described the 2-1 win as vital after goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge compensated for a laboured display against a Southampton side showing few ill effects from the summer of upheaval at St Marys Stadium. Sturridges goal was his 36th in 50 appearances for Liverpool, a more prolific return than any player in the clubs illustrious history since George Allan in the late 19th century, and the England international believes last seasons runners-up will be stronger despite his former strike partners 75m move to Barcelona. Continue reading…

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