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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is hopeful striker Luis Suarez will be ready for the start of the season but stressed he will not be rushed back unnecessarily.

The 24-year-old is only a couple of days into a break having played a key role in Uruguay’s Copa America victory over Paraguay on Sunday.

Dalglish has told the livewire forward, voted most valuable player at the South American tournament, he is not expected back at Melwood for a fortnight leaving him only a few days before the new Premier League season kicks off.

Dalglish hopes Suarez will be “ready to compete” when he returns but will make a decision on whether the £22.8 million January signing can feature at home to Sunderland on August 13 once he is back on Merseyside.

“It was fantastic what he achieved in the Copa America,” said Dalglish.

“His performances were top-drawer and as well as individual accolades Uruguay won the tournament.

“He continued in the way he left us. He’s made a fantastic contribution since he came in in January and I’m sure he’ll be looking forward to the start of the season, especially after winning the Copa America.

“We’re looking forward to getting him back. He’ll have a good break now and hopefully we’ll get him back in a couple of weeks, see how he is then and take it from there.

“We won’t rush him. It’s important players get the rest.

“It’s important that he’s ready to compete when he comes back. “Because he’s been playing deep into July he’s only getting a couple of weeks off but I’m sure it won’t take much to get him fit or sharp. But we’ll see how he is when he comes back and let him enjoy his holiday.”

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