Liverpool's Luis Suarez: A history of returning from lengthy bans

Luis Suarez is back after his ten match biting ban. Photo: PA

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez returns from a 10-match suspension in the League Cup tie against Man United at Old Trafford tomorrow.

After playing his last competitive match for the club against Chelsea on April 21, we take a look at how he has responded after previous lengthy bans.

February 2, 2011 (v Stoke)

Suarez had just served a seven-match league ban for biting PSV's Otman Bakaal while playing for Ajax in November 2010 when he signed for Liverpool in January. He made his debut as a second-half substitute at Anfield and promptly scored within 16 minutes of coming on. It took him a further four matches to add his second, by which time he was established as first-choice striker.

February 6, 2012 (v Tottenham)

Suarez's comeback from an eight-game suspension after being found guilty of racially abusing United defender Patrice Evra was not without incident. Coming on in the second half he was booked for kicking Scott Parker in the stomach attempting a close-range volley and should have hit a late winner but headed straight at Brad Friedel. He was back on target within the week, however, scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford memorable for his handshake row with Patrice Evra.