Suarez determined to face Oldham in FA Cup, says Liverpool assistant

The striker has missed just two minutes Premier League action this season and Colin Pascoe revealed the player is likely to reject being rested against the lower-league opposition

Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe has hinted Luis Suarez could feature in Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie with Oldham Athletic.

The League One side travel to Anfield, where Liverpool will be determined to avenge last season’s 3-2 loss to the same opponents in the fourth round.

Suarez played, and scored, in that meeting at Boundary Park, and Pascoe says the 26-year-old is so keen to keep playing he will reject any possible suggestion to do so by Brendan Rodgers despite carrying an injury.

“You would always look at [resting players] but if you ask Luis, he would say no because he wants to play every game,” Pascoe told the club’s official website.

“He couldn’t put his boot on two days before the Hull game. He just has that kind of mentality and is a man who wants to play every game.

“If Brendan told him he was going to rest him in the cup, I’m sure he would say he wants to play. That’s the kind of person he is. He wants to play every game.

“He just gets up and gets on with it, that’s the type he is – he just gets up, dusts himself down and what he does best then is put the ball in the net.”

Rodgers is not blessed with striking options for the game, with Daniel Sturridge still injured and Iago Aspas regaining fitness after a thigh lay-off, although the Spaniard featured in all three of Liverpool’s festive fixtures, starting Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Hull City.

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