Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has trained with the Liverpool squad after returning from his holidays, and is fit to face Sunderland at the weekend. Suarez helped Uruguay to Copa America glory earlier this summer and took a short break before returning to training this week.
The Premier League’s opening fixtures have been cast into doubt in the wake of recent nationwide riots, but with the trouble largely taking place down south Liverpool’s clash with Sunderland is not believed to be in danger of cancellation.
Suarez, then, could feature on the first day of the new season despite being absent for his club’s entire pre-season campaign. With Sunderland having strengthened significantly this summer, the Reds will be glad to have one of their star players available for selection as they look to make a strong start – something which they have failed to do in recent years.