Luis Suarez was back in a Liverpool shirt today for the first time since asking to leave last month, featuring in a friendly against Port Vale at the club’s Melwood Training Ground.

The Uruguay striker scored early on as the Reds drew 2-2 with the League Two outfit in a behind-closed-doors friendly, arranged by Brendan Rodgers to give fringe players much-needed time on the pitch.

Port Vale twice took the lead against a Liverpool side largely made up of youth and reserve team players, with Adam Morgan the other player on target for the Premier League outfit.

Suarez has served seven games of a 10-match domestic ban, which is due to end towards the latter part of September.

The Uruguay forward was the subject of two bids from Arsenal earlier this summer, the highest of which saw the Gunners offer £40,000,001million for his services.

Liverpool rejected both bids and remain confident of keeping last season’s top scorer, who Rodgers still sees as pivotal to his hopes of gatecrashing the top four this year.

In Suarez’s absence Liverpool have made a 100 per cent start to their Premier League campaign, with Daniel Sturridge scoring the only goal in successive wins over Stoke City and Aston Villa.

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