Boss reveals Suarez worry


Kenny Dalglish accepts he is going to have to manage Luis Suarez carefully to make sure Liverpool see the best of him this season.

The Reds recorded a 2-0 victory at Arsenal on Saturday – their first away Barclays Premier League win over the Gunners in a decade – following the introduction of Suarez and Raul Meireles.

It was the duo who combined to force the breakthrough after Arsenal had been reduced to ten men in the wake of Emmanuel Frimpong’s red card when Ignasi Miquel’s clearance bounced off Aaron Ramsey and into the net.

Suarez then tapped in a second goal in the final minute to make sure of the points for the Reds at the Emirates Stadium.

The 24-year-old impressed in Uruguay’s Copa America win this summer, and Dalglish feels if he can keep all of his frontmen fresh, then that can only benefit the long-term good of the squad.

“Last week (against Sunderland) maybe I was being a wee bit romantic with Luis,” the Scot said. “It was unfair on him, he was coming back and was on such a high and looked sharp in training. I thought I would give him a game. Maybe last week it was the wrong decision from me. He still scored the goal, still played well, but he just never had the energy he normally has. Maybe we just brought him back a wee bit too soon.”

Dalglish added: “We have got to manage Luis’ circumstances the same as we have everybody else’s. There were another four or five lads there who we had for the first time. Raul Meireles has had a difficult pre-season with injuries so we have got to look after him as well as Luis.”