Manager to reward Sturridge for his goalscoring form by keeping him up front.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will utilise controversial front man Luis Suarez on the wing when the Uruguayan finally returns from suspension next month, according to reports in the Guardian.
The 26-year-old is currently serving a ten-match ban after being found guilty by The Football Association of biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm in a Premier League match at Anfield in April.
However, with Suarez having already sat out eight of those games, four at the end of the previous campaign and now another four at the start of the new season, the Reds are preparing for the imminent return of the Uruguay international.
And with Suarez expected to make his long-awaited comeback against arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Sept 25, Rodgers is understood to be planning on using the attacker out wide, as opposed to in his normal central-striking berth.
This is the result of the recent red-hot form in front of goal shown by England international Daniel Sturridge in Suarez’s enforced absence from the Liverpool starting lineup, with former Chelsea striker having already found the back of the net on five occasions in the first four games of the new campaign, all resulting in wins for the Merseysiders.