Brendan Rodgers reveals Luis Suarez text message

Brendan Rodgers says that Luis Suarez texted him a "lovely gesture" ahead of Liverpool's opening-day win over Southampton on Sunday.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Luis Suarez texted him a good-luck message ahead of Sunday's win over Southampton.

Goals in either half from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge respectively helped the Reds to a 2-1 opening-day victory over the Saints at Anfield.

Suarez sealed a £75m move away from Liverpool to Barcelona last month but, according to Rodgers, Merseyside will always be in the Uruguayan's heart.

"Luis Suarez sent us a lovely text, wishing us all the best and telling us to start strong - it's a lovely gesture," he told Sky Sports News.

"He sent the text to me personally. What did it say? Don't be so nosey! I texted him back. It's a great love-in I've got with him!

"He's a great boy, but he's gone. It was a lovely touch. Liverpool will always be in his heart."

The 27-year-old scooped double Player of the Year awards after netting 31 times in 33 Premier League appearances last season.

Liverpool's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers applauds before the start of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
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