Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has hailed Luis Suarez's return from his 10-game suspension as a big boost for the squad.

Suarez played his first game of the season on Wednesday in Liverpool's 1-0 Capital One Cup loss to Manchester United after completing his lengthy ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at the end of last season.   

Liverpool have started the season well without the Uruguayan striker picking up ten points from their first five games.

But the Belgian shot stopper believes that he has been missed and that his return can only be a good thing for the Reds. 

"Seeing him come back into the squad is a big boost for us," Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo.

"Everyone knows the quality he has and it is what we need for Liverpool.

"Not only on matchdays but every single day in training. I see it every single day in training when I’m one v one with him and you see what he can do, so he will improve me as a goalkeeper as well.

“We know there’s a lot more to come from him and I’m sure he will score goals and win games for Liverpool again.”

Mignolet will return to the Stadium of Light this weekend when Liverpool take on his old club Sunderland.

The 25-year-old made the switch to Anfield for £9 million over the summer and says he is eager to take on some of his former teammates.

“It’s the first time I’ve been back and I’m really looking forward to going back to the Stadium,” he said.

“There are a lot of people who I still know from my time there so I am looking forward to seeing them again and have a catch up.

"But the main thing is about getting the result we want and we have to make sure we get the three points.

“I keep in touch with some of the players, but also the staff and the people around there.

"I was there three years so I know a lot of people and I never like to see them struggling.

"They were unlucky at the start of the season so hopefully they can turn it around – but only after Sunday.”

 

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