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Reds ace will be ready - Rodgers

2013-09-19 10:33:02, Views: 256, Clubcall

Reds ace will be ready - Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claims that the club are doing all they can to ensure Luis Suarez is fit and raring to go next week.

The Uruguay star has not featured since the Chelsea clash in April when he bit Branislav Ivanovic and was subsequently banned for 10 matches.

That suspension comes to an end next week and he is available to face Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.

Rodgers says that Suarez will be in perfect condition after tailoring his training programme, and organising intra-club matches, to make a "seamless" return.

"We have been organising some games behind closed doors, both in terms of in-house 11-a-side matches and bringing teams in," Rodgers said.

"The idea is that hopefully when he steps back in it will be seamless.

"Of course there will be a transitional period for him but I am really looking forward to having him back. He is working his socks off."

Suarez has played for Uruguay since his ban began - appearing in the Confederations Cup in the summer as well as this month's two World Cup qualifiers.

Rodgers added: "He has been doing a lot of individual work specific to him on top of all that and replicating his high-intensity speed runs that he would do in a game.

"It is not the same as playing in a match but say he did 1,000 high-intensity runs in a game, he has been replicating that in training so that he is at a level where we hope he will hit the ground running."


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