Suarez on 'last chance' and updates on fitness of key players - Liverpool morning news

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Liverpool lock horns with Manchester United in the League Cup tonight as Luis Suarez returns from a ten game ban, whilst there's updates on the fitness of Philippe Coutinho and Glen Johnson.

It seems all eyes are on Luis Suarez this morning as Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has warned that Suarez is on his last chance at Liverpool as the Uruguayan striker prepares to return from a ten game ban in tonight’s League Cup clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Fowler told the BBC: “The club have stood by him, so have the Liverpool supporters, and you can see why because he is a phenomenal player and you want phenomenal players in your side.

“I don’t think he’ll get many more chances but I don’t think he will be doing anything remotely as silly as he has.”

Manager Brendan Rodgers has said that Suarez can handle any hostile atmosphere that might welcome him at Old Trafford tonight, and Rodgers says he will have no hesitation selecting the striker.

“He is a tough character and resilient. He is one of the strongest willed players I’ve come across in my life.

“He is a fighter and has a desire to succeed it out there for everybody to see. We’re delighted to have him back.”

Away from Suarez, vice-captain Daniel Agger is a doubt for tonight's game with a rib injury.

In other injury news Philippe Coutinho is keen to return to the Liverpool side as soon as possible after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury sustained in a 2-2 draw against Swansea.

The Brazilian told Globo Esporte: “It’s annoying to get injured, especially when you are playing well, but that happens.

“I now want to focus on my recovery, and do everything right to be back as soon as possible to help Liverpool in the league.”

In other injury news, Brendan Rodgers hopes that right-back Glen Johnson will be able to return in ‘the next couple of weeks’

Johnson sustained an ankle injury against Manchester United at the start of the month, and the England international has had a protective boot removed.

Rodgers said: “He’s got the boot off his foot and he’s working very hard. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks he’ll be back.”

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