Reds star to give Liverpool boss a Premier League boost

Brendan Rodgers - Liverpool managerLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Luis Suarez’s imminent return from suspension can help to keep his side’s outside shot at the Premier League title alive.

The controversial attacker has been unable to feature for the Reds so far this term due to serving a 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

His absence however, hasn’t hindered his team-mates greatly on the field, with the Merseysiders currently top of the table and undefeated in their opening four games.

Suarez is set to sit out his last clash this weekend as Liverpool host Southampton, and Rodgers is hopeful that the return of his talismanic attacker will further boost the club’s title credentials.

“It’s early stages but it keeps the momentum going and in the next couple of weeks we have one of the best strikers in the world coming back,” Rodgers told The Metro.

“You can’t look too much at it [being top] but you’d rather be there than at the bottom and the more you are up there the more aggression and will and desire you have to stay there.

“It’s only four games in, but we’ve had four tough games and we have only lost once in the last 16-odd games so we are getting a level of consistency and that’s the biggest thing for me.

“I believe we will get better and more fluent as the season goes on so we are happy to be there and it gives us the fight to stay there.”

There is some debate as to where Suarez may feature in Rodgers’ team upon his return.

The South American was deployed as the main forward last season – a position in which he narrowly missed out on the Golden Boot – but Daniel Sturridge has made a fine start to the campaign in the same role, netting four league goals already.

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