Luis Suarez played the entire ninety minutes for Liverpool’s development squad yesterday evening, but made little impact as the side lost 2-0 to Burnley.
The Uruguay international is working on his match fitness ahead of his highly anticipated return to first team action, which is expected to come in the League Cup third round tie against Manchester United next Wednesday.
If selected, it will be the first competitive game he has played since the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield back in April where he bit defender Branislav Ivanonc – actions that led to a ten-match suspension.
Initially there were fears that the Reds would suffer in Suarez’s absence, but their form since then has been impressive.
Brendan Rodgers men currently sit on top of the Premier League after three wins and a draw from their opening four games, while they accumulated exactly the same amount of points in the final four games of last season.
They also beat League One side Notts County after extra time in the second round of the League Cup last month.
Daniel Sturridge has excelled over those nine games, scoring eleven times, and is set to lead the line once again as the Reds welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday.