Liverpool’s number seven, Luis Suarez, will return to training at Anfield next week following his summer heroics.
The Uruguayan international helped his side to their 15th Copa America title, picking up the winning goal and the man of the tournament title to increase his stock further.
His extensive summer commitments saw him involved in competitive football until the 24th July and Liverpool will be mindful of preventing burn-out for the talented player, who could be vital for the reds this coming season.
“Luis will be back next week. We’ll start thinking about him then. Lucas is back and has been training since Monday. We’ll just see with Luis when he comes in. He’s had a fantastic summer. He’s done fantastically in the Copa América both as an individual and as a team player. He should be pretty happy with himself and pretty confident looking forward to the start of the season.”
“We need to be careful with every player. We’ll see how he is when he comes in and have a discussion with him. We can’t predict how he is going to be like.”
Suarez did manage to fit a brief holiday in before the Copa America, and it is understood that the day following the Copa America he rang the Liverpool manager asking when he should return to the club.
The reds initially suggested they would handle him with care, and potentially delay his involvement until September, but it now seems more likely the player could feature from the bench as early as the game away at Arsenal.