Luis Suarez return boosts Premier League challenge, says Rodgers

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes the return of Luis Suarez will boost his side in their Premier League challenge.

The Merseyside outfit are currently top of the Premier League after 10 points from their opening four games and will welcome back their controversial striker as they visit Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the League Cup next week.

Suarez is currently completing a 10-match ban after a bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of last season.

However, Rodgers believes the return of the Uruguayan will benefit his side and is looking forward to welcoming him back into the team.

The Reds boss told reporters: “It’s early stages but it keeps the momentum going and in the next couple of weeks we have one of the best strikers in the world coming back.

Liverpool earned a point against a strong Swansea City side in South Wales yesterday evening and will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign when they take on Southampton at Anfield this weekend.

After last night's draw, Rodgers went on to say: “You can’t look too much at it (being top). But you’d rather be there than be at the bottom and what it does is that the more you are up there the more aggression and will and desire you have to stay there.

“It’s only four games in, but we’ve had four tough games and we have only lost once in the last 16 odd games so we are getting a level of consistency and that was the biggest thing for me.

“Coming here there was no consistency in the performance and now we are just churning out wins and if we can’t win we are drawing games with resilient performances like in the last 25 minutes here.

“But I believe we will get better and more fluent as the season goes on so we are happy to be there and it gives us the fight to stay there.”

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