Ahead of Liverpool’s cup-clash with Man Utd at Old Trafford and pointedly, the return of Luis Suarez, out since April since his ten match ban, Brendan Rodger’s was optimistic about the Uruguayan striker’s return:
“I’m sure that when Luis knew he would be available for the fixture, it would have stoked him up to make sure he was even more ready,” he said.
“Yes, you could argue this is a good game for him to come back to. The test of him will come over time. It won’t be a one-off game. Over time we will see the lessons learnt and that maturity.
“We are getting a £50-£60m striker into the team – and that is exciting. We have had a good start, but this is a player that can come in and make a difference for us.”
I am sure that Suarez will be fired up for his first game back for Liverpool since Bite-gate and that he and Daniel Sturridge will torment the ageing Ferdinand and Vidic.