Last Updated: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:12
Roberto Martinez has warned Wigan must not view Liverpool as a one-man team and must combat others as well as Luis Suarez on Saturday.
Much has been made of Suarez's influence on the Reds this season and the stats back up the fact they have relied on the Uruguayan as he has scored 11 of their 14 goals in the Premier League so far.
Martinez has no doubt he is "vital" for Brendan Rodgers' side but he is also keen to stress that the Merseysiders are in no way a one-man team.
"Luis Suarez is vital at the moment, but I think it would be wrong to give him special treatment because then there are other players around him who can really take advantage of it," Martinez said.
"You are not talking about a one-player team - that would be dangerous and wrong. It is true that in front of goal at the moment, Suarez is the most influential player in that squad and the stats reflect that."
Wigan managed a deserved 2-1 win at Anfield last season and Martinez will be hopeful of a repeat - although he insists they must also be wary of the other threats, aside from Suarez, Liverpool will pose to his side on Saturday.
"It would be wrong to allow other players to have extra space because the quality is all over the pitch," he added. "The quality of this side is such that they are ready to go to fight for a Champions League spot, as they will do with time."
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