Controversy’s child Luis Suarez will return to haunt them back as Liverpool and Manchester United go head-on in the third-round League Cup clash at Old Trafford.
It’s been 72 hours since David Moyes’ men went down crashing by their ‘noisy neighbours’ in a 4-1 defeat that had the Scotsman using his own version of the ‘hairdryer’ on his players. And now to add more insult to this injury, the ‘controversy’s child’ Luis Suarez will return to haunt them back as Liverpool and Manchester United go head-on in the third-round League Cup clash at Old Trafford. Suarez will be completing his 10-match suspension that had seen him biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April.
Now the striker, who was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, will be seen once again donning the Red colour. His manager, Brendan Rodgers, told the media “It has been a really difficult time for him (Suarez) not playing games. How he has prepared himself over the last number of weeks has been fantastic. He’s really chomping at the bit to help the team.”
Even though his manager is ‘excited’ about his return, some are still questioning his loyalty towards the club. Former Liverpool great, Alan Hansen in his column for The Telegraph wrote, “Tend to think controversy will always follow Suarez, but you would hope he will not go biting anyone again!” We hope he brings the footballing part to the game at Old Trafford. When we spoke about it to an ardent football fanatic, Rohan Joshi, he said “He will be the difference between the two sides. Suarez must be gearing to come back after that 10 match ban and prove his worth to everybody. Even a 50% fit Suarez can kill any team possible including Manchester United.” Ameay Dube who is a true Red Devil adds, “Even though I’m a United fan, Liverpool has many in-form players which will be too much for Moyes and his team.”
Liverpool fans were dreading of that day when their talisman would return to the team and alas, it has arrived! With in-form striker Daniel Sturridge scoring goals for fun, it will be exciting to see where Rodgers uses Suarez for the Old Trafford clash.