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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge said the team will be better without Luis Suarez this season. Suarez, who is currently suspended for biting a player during the World Cup, transferred to Barcelona during the offseason. Suarez scored 31 goals for Liverpool last season.

By SI Wire
August 18, 2014

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge said the team will be better without Luis Suarez this season, the BBC reports.

Suarez, who is currently suspended for biting a player during the World Cup, transferred to Barcelona during the offseason. Suarez scored 31 goals for Liverpool last season.

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Sturridge said the team will be better because of the players it signed to replace Suarez.

Asked if Liverpool are a better team following the departure of Suarez, Sturridge said: "I think so, with the players we've brought in.

"No disrespect - he's a great player and will be missed - but we move on."

Liverpool's offseason included the singings of attacking midfielder Adam Lallana, winger Lazar Markovic and defender Dejan Lovren for a combined £65 million in transfer fees.

Sturridge scored the game-winning goal against Southampton on Sunday in Liverpool's season-opener.

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