Luis Suarez’s return for Liverpool tomorrow will put a smile on the face of Brendan Rodgers and on the faces of every Liverpool fan across Merseyside.
However, Liverpool are still missing some very important players, players who have been integral to the side and players who have made a real difference so far this season.
In terms of pure goalscoring ability and the difference he can make to the team, Suarez is the most important player to make a comeback for Liverpool.
He showed last season, in an arguably weaker side than the current Liverpool team, that he can score a prolific volume of goals, which is amazing because he missed the last six games of last season.
Philippe Coutinho’s return is probably the second most significant because of the creativity and attacking intelligence he gives the midfield.
He’s not been anywhere near his best yet this season but in terms of creating chances and making life easier for his teammates, there are few better players at the football club.
Glen Johnson’s return will definitely make the current back four a lot stronger because frailties have been exposed, as Rodgers was forced to use four centre backs in defence against Southampton.
Johnson is by far the best right-back at the club, someone who defends well while also providing a solid attacking edge when he gets the chance to go forward and support the midfield.
Joe Allen’s return is probably the least significant out of the four because all of the above have been really missed while Allen has seen his position in the side comfortably filled.
He’s not a bad midfielder by any means and can play in a variety of positions across the middle of Liverpool’s team and his return is beneficial because it will only increase the number of options Rodgers has to choose from.
Which return do you think is most significant?
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