Suarez available for United clash

Luis Suarez is available for this evening’s Capital One Cup third round tie with Manchester United after completing his ten match suspension.

The Uruguay international, who has four goals in this competition so far, has not featured competitively for the club since the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield back in April, where the incident that led to his ban took place.Daniel Agger will face a late fitness test ahead of the game but Glen Johnson, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho are all side-lined through injury.

A Daniel Sturridge goal was enough to see the Reds beat their great rivals in the league earlier this month, while their last meeting in this competition came in the 2003 final at the Millennium Stadium, which Liverpool won 2-0 thanks to goals from Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen.

That triumph was the seventh occasion on which the club lifted the trophy, while they made it eight with their penalty shoot-out victory over Cardiff City two seasons ago.

They are far and away the most successful club in this competition’s history, with Aston Villa (5) their nearest competitors. Incidentally, Manchester United are currently tied with Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest on four.

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