Brendan Rodgers relishing Luis Suarez return

Rodgers isn't worried about the defeat to Southampton because he believes the imminent return of controversial Uruguay striker Suarez from suspension will do much to address the lack of spark in the final third of the pitch.

updated: September 22, 2013 09:39 IST
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Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits the return of Luis Suarez cannot come soon enough after his side surrendered their unbeaten Premier League record with a 1-0 defeat against Southampton.

Dejan Lovren scored the only goal of the game for Southampton in the second half at Anfield on Saturday and, despite long spells of possession, Liverpool were unable to get back on level terms.

Deprived of Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who is out with a shoulder injury, Liverpool struggled to break down a disciplined Southampton defence.

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