Much to ponder over Suarez

Much to ponder over Suarez

Luis Suarez may well make his first appearance in the Premier League this season after completing his 10-match ban, when Liverpool visit the Stadium of Light on Sunday night to take on Sunderland.

The 26-year-old came back to competitive action in Liverpool's 1-0 League Cup loss to bitter rivals Manchester United earlier in the week.

I am not too sure if the Uruguayan should get into the starting line-up so soon.

He should earn his place back, especially after how he's damaged the honour of a proud club with his actions on the pitch in recent seasons.

He did himself no favours and enraged Liverpool's fans by pushing for a move in pre-season and, even though that talk has since died down, I believe he still wants to leave.

I have always maintained a player who wants to leave a club and even says so publicly, does not just suddenly decide that he is happy and want to stay.

Daniel Sturridge has been the Reds' standout player in Suarez's absence, scoring four goals in their five league games, with the likes of Iago Aspas, Victor Moses and Philippe Coutinho also starring in the club's most impressive start to a Premiership campaign in years.

While the Uruguayan is at the club, some might wonder if Sturridge and Suarez can combine effectively up front, especially since the English international was noticeably quieter in the defeat by United.

I actually think it is possible. It is even possible to play the pair together with Coutinho lurking just behind them in a what could be a potentially devastating triangle, but the problem is that I don't think Liverpool are equipped to do that.

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