Spearing welcomes back Suarez

Uruguayan's return expected to add momentum to Reds' season

Luis Suarez: Liverpool's No.7 is available to face Tottenham

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Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing thinks Luis Suarez's return from suspension will give the club a major boost.

The Uruguayan will be available for Monday's Premier League match against Tottenham after serving his eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

Craig Bellamy has earned vast praise in Suarez's absence, while Andy Carroll and Dirk Kuyt have rediscovered some of their goalscoring touch.

During their No.7's suspension, Liverpool have also reached the Carling Cup final and knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup and his return is predicted to add momentum.

"It's going to be good to have Suarez back," said Spearing in the Liverpool Echo.

"He provides a massive contribution to the team. Suarez has been a big loss for us and is a massive player.


"But we are a massive club and have a good squad behind us now. Andy, Bellers, Dirk and others have all shown exactly what they are capable of doing."

Meanwhile, Spearing wants to secure a regular first-team place in order to be able to play at Wembley.

Liverpool face Cardiff in the final of the Carling Cup later in February and, having just returned to the squad after injury, the 23-year-old has set himself a short-term goal.

"I've got take it day by day, keep improving and keep getting better," said the Academy graduate, who made his comeback in Tuesday's win at Wolves after four matches out with a hamstring injury.

"There is a lot of competition in the club. We're known worldwide and anyone would love to come and play for us, so I've got to keep on my toes and keep fighting to get that place.

"I've got to nail it down, get the games going and try to get that Carling Cup final place."