Lucas Leiva Hails Liverpool Teammate Luis Suarez As An Inspiration

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Midfielder glad to see teammate firing already.

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has hailed teammate Luis Suarez as an inspiration and believes that he will lead the club to success this season, Sky Sports reports.

Suarez made his long awaited return to Premier League action this weekend by netting twice in the 3-1 victory over struggling Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, and Lucas has said that now the striker’s 10-game ban is behind him he can once again become central to any plans for success that the club plan on having.

“He is showing again just how good he is. He is a world-class player and it is so important to have players like that if you want to fight for good things this season,” he told the club’s official website.

“Hopefully he will have another fantastic season for us like he did last year.

“Luis showed with his performance that he is really committed to the team and to the club. He just wants to help us, and we will try to help him too.”

Lucas also expects to see the Uruguayan form a deadly partnership alongside the in-form Daniel Sturridge, who also scored against Sunderland as well as setting up Suarez for his two strikes.

“When Dan arrived here, within a few months Luis got the ban, so they didn’t have much chance to play many games together,” added Lucas.

“But you could see how well they linked up. The understanding between them is really good and it will only get better.

“It will improve over the course of the season and hopefully they will keep helping us with goals and assists.

“It was really important for us as a team that we got back on track with a win.”

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