Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish: Luis Suarez has learned something and will return stronger than ever

The Uruguayan is set for his comeback after missing eight matches following his charge for allegedly racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra and the Scot is delighted

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists that Luis Suarez has learned from his ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra, claiming he’ll return even stronger than before.

Suarez looks likely to make his comeback to the Reds' team against Tottenham on Monday night for what will be his first appearance since the 1-1 draw with Blackburn on Boxing Day.

Since then, Suarez has missed nine matches, eight for his alleged racist abuse of Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, and an additional match for a gesture made towards the crowd in a clash with Fulham.

And Dalglish believes the Uruguayan has learned throughout his time away from the Liverpool first team.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "I think he has learned something over the time he's been out.

"I think you learn something every time you go to your bed, whether it's good, bad or indifferent is open to conjecture.

"We are just glad to get him back, so we are not going to go over old ground.

"It's amazing how now he's coming back we are talking about something that's not related to his abilities or the goals he's scored, but we want to concentrate on that now.

"For us, we are much stronger as a squad of players and a football club with Luis on our side - back fit and well and ready to play - and he is fit and he'll want to play, won't he? But he's learned something, I'm sure."

The 25-year-old's return comes at a crucial time for the Reds, as the chase for Champions League places hots up.

After facing Spurs, Liverpool travel to Old Trafford where a frosty reception surely awaits the former Ajax man.