Suarez could finally make his Liverpool return this week…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unsure whether Luis Suarez has learnt his lesson ahead of his return from suspension against Manchester United in the League Cup this week, reports ITV Football.
The world-class Uruguayan forward has sat out ten matches for the Reds now, after he was cited for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at Anfield last season.
In Suarez’s absence, Liverpool have done surprisingly well, only losing one match against Southampton this weekend just gone. Although Rodgers is hopeful his transition back into the first team will be smooth, the Northern Irish manager isn’t convinced Suarez’s controversial side won’t rear its head again.
Asked whether Suarez had learned his lesson, Rodgers refused to give a proper answer.
“We will see, we will see,” he chuckled.
The pair endured a difficult working relationship this summer, with Suarez wanting to leave the club and accusing Rodgers of breaking promises made to him.
Rodgers though, is just glad to have the forward back and available, especially after young Brazilian Coutinho suffered a nasty injury against Swansea City.
“It has been a really difficult time for him not playing games,” said Rodgers.
“How he has prepared himself over the last number of weeks has been fantastic, and he’s really chomping at the bit to help the team.
“Everyone knows the depth of his quality and his attitude.
“Once he gets back on the field again he will show what he has shown since he’s been here.”
Suarez bagged 30 for the Reds last season, and was a huge target for Arsenal this summer. Liverpool somehow managed to keep hold of the 26-year-old, and he will be crucial to their hopes of a top four finish this season.