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Rodgers criticizes Suarez over diving scandal

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LIVERPOOL, England (AP)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticized Luis Suarez after the striker said he dived while playing for the Merseyside club in a Premier League match in October.

The Uruguay forward admitted to ''falling'' in an attempt to win a penalty during a goalless draw against Stoke, but no spot kick was awarded.

Rodgers has described the Uruguay forward's behavior as ''unacceptable'' and said the club would look to take action.

Rodgers says ''I have spoken to Luis and it will be dealt with internally.''

The 25-year-old Suarez was also involved in controversy last week following his handball in the build-up to his winning goal against Mansfield in the third round of the FA Cup.

Suarez has scored a team-leading 19 goals in all competitions this season.

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