Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims his star false 9 Luis Suárez is “munching at the shoulder” to return to first team action after an eight-game suspension.
Suárez, roguish, was told to stay away from kicking a ball around for a while following a bizarre incident which saw him slather mustard all over Branislav Ivanovic’s collarbone and slap some artisan bread around it.
Subsequent replays confirmed the presence of at least one pickle.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Rodgers described the Uruguayan as “chewing at the Serb” to get back in Liverpool’s side for tonight’s crunch League Cup tie against bitter-tasting rivals Manchester United.
He said: “I can confirm that Luis is positively masticating at the Balkan to get back to being part of the group.
“He’s been feeding at the humerus all week, diving around like a negrito on heat.
“It’s not been decided yet whether we’ll pitch him in from the off tonight, or hold him back to bring on in case we’re not at the racist.
“I mean races.”
He added: “Okay.”