Ian Rush believes that Luis Suarez will show his loyalty to Liverpool when he returns to the pitch just as Wayne Rooney has for Manchester United after a summer of transfer speculation.

Suarez tried to push through a move to Arsenal over the summer but eventually apologised to Brendan Rodgers in order to commit to the club and once again train with the first team.

His plight was similar to that of Rooney's, though the United striker was more private in his hopes to leave the side. Neither of the stars ended up leaving their respective clubs and while Suarez has had to sit on the sidelines while serving out his suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic, Rooney has starred for the Red Devils once more.

Rush believes that when Suarez returns to the pitch - for what will no doubt be an explosive League Cup game between Liverpool and Manchester United - the Uruguay international will give his all for the club.

He explained to the Daily Mail: "Luis Suarez has had his problems. He is in a different environment. The supporters love him and the owners and manager have stood behind him when things have been difficult.

"Nobody is bigger than the club. When everyone's gone, the club will still be there. I think Luis knows that.

"The good thing is that he is here to stay now and he is looking forward to it. Like Wayne Rooney, he is a fighter, and no matter who he is playing for, be it a Sunday league side or Liverpool, he will still give 100 per cent."

Rush believes that Suarez has been influenced in his decision to try and leave while on international duty and when he returns to a routine on Merseyside he won't long for an exit anymore.

"Sometimes, when he is in different environments, like when he is away in Uruguay, he might think differently but when you come back to Liverpool and you are back training with the lads, you get back into the swing of things," the former Red explained. "Everyone is glad to see him stay.

"Of course, you only get so many chances. That's down to the owners to decide. A lot of owners of managers may not have been so tolerant of Luis's behaviour. I would have been because he gives everything to Liverpool.

"Him and Gareth Bale were the best two players in the league last season. Bale is worth over £80million, so how much is Suarez worth? He's a lovely, family man off-the-pitch. He will learn with experience."