Rush wants Suarez on the bench at first

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Liverpool legend Ian Rush would like to see Luis Suarez start on the bench once he serves his suspension - because it would mean the Reds were playing well.

Rush hopes Liverpool continue their excellent start to the season that has seen them record three 1-0 wins from three Premier League matches, leaving them top of the table.

Suarez has two matches remaining of his ten-game ban received for his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last term.

And Rush revealed he'd love to see Daniel Sturridge continue in the sole striker spot under Brendan Rodgers once Suarez returns to the first-team.

"For me, in an ideal world after six games of the season when Suarez is back, I'd love to see him left out because that would mean the team is winning and he has to fight for his place," Rush told talkSPORT.

"There's no doubt Suarez will get back in, but what a sight that would be for the opposition if Liverpool are not playing well and they see Suarez coming on.

"We're looking forward to that."

Sturridge has scored all three of Liverpool's Premier League goals so far this season, but the Reds striker has been struck down recently with a thigh injury.

He missed England's recent World Cup qualifying match against Moldova and will miss this evening's game against Ukraine.

The earliest Suarez can return to the Liverpool squad is for the trip to Sunderland on September 29. Before that, the Reds face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium and Southampton at Anfield.

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