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Luis Suarez 'working his socks off'

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Luis Suarez is "working his socks off" ahead of his mouthwatering return In the Reds' Capital One Cup trip to Manchester United next Wednesday.

The controversial Uruguayan striker was given a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in at 2-2 draw at Anfield back in April. The striker will be able to don the red shirt again as he is set to return from suspension in the cup clash.

Rodgers believes Suarez will be in perfect condition for his return after doing a lot of individual work and playing in International games during his biting ban ban. The Reds managers believes make a 'seamless' return back to the Premier League.

"The idea is that hopefully when he steps back in it will be seamless". said the 40-year-old coach.

"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."

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

"In between that he has had international games as well to keep him ticking along.

"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.

The Irish boss concluded: "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."

Controversy is nothing new for the 26-year-old. The Uruguay international was banned for seven matches in 2010 for biting PSV Eindhoven player Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax.

He was also suspended for eight games in December 2011 for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a match.

Suarez will be making an imminent return but will need to focus on scoring goals and not making headlines.

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