Liverpool will today assess the condition of defenders Kolo Toure and Aly Cissokho and midfielder Joe Allen.
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side will not be distracted by the ongoing Luis Suarez transfer saga as they prepare to get their Barclays Premier League challenge under way.
The Reds kick off the new Premier League season against Stoke with the future of their want-away striker - hotly and publicly pursued by Arsenal - still uncertain.
But Rodgers has backed his side to put off-field issues to the back of their minds and shine on the pitch.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denies reports he could send Raheem Sterling and Suso out on loan.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers feels the demands of the season have taken their toll on teenage star Raheem Sterling.
The 18-year-old winger has made a huge impact since being handed his full Barclays Premier League debut by Rodgers last August.
His progress earned him an England cap against Sweden last November and a new five-year contract but he has not completed a full 90 minutes since December.
Rodgers believes fatigue is a factor.
Rodgers told reporters: "It is so mentally and physically draining, this league.
"It hurts experienced professionals and this boy has stepped up from the academy, played football and earned a contract off that.
"We have to nurture that and, at times, he has to have the mentality to keep learning.
"If he didn't kick another ball this season, he's had a good one.
"But what you are seeing now is more tiredness of the legs when before he could go up to people and take them on.
"That zip has gone and it's down to fatigue. Was that to be expected? Yes it was."