​Brazilian legend Pele has named the man behind Luis Suarez's success and rise to fame as Brendan Rodgers - yes, the Brendan Rodgers, and current Celtic manager. 

Luis Suarez arrived on Merseyside back in 2014 from Dutch side Ajax, under then manager and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish. 


Despite working in front of the likes of Steven Gerrard and alongside Daniel Sturridge in the season that Suarez almost carried Liverpool to the league title, it is current Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers who Pele claims is the man to thank for the Uruguayan becoming the superstar he is today.

In a recent interview with The Sun, the iconic Brazilian forward said: “Luis Suarez was a really good player when he went to Liverpool but I believe Brendan gave him great coaching, guidance and advice and made him a better player and a better person.

“Suarez was prepared well for his move from Liverpool to Barcelona after working under Brendan."

Melbourne Victory v Liverpool

Pele then went onto to praise the Northern Irish coach, further claiming that Celtic are in a lucky position to have a coach like Brendan Rodgers.

He added: “I think Celtic are very lucky to have a manager with the qualities of Brendan.

"Celtic have a good reputation around the world, and have a good manager.”