Suarez is part of the Liverpool team in St Petersburg ready for the first leg of the Europa League tie between the two sides tonight.
“If our defenders give Suarez time to take the ball, turn and play the way he wants, he can create a lot of problems for us”, said Spalletti.
“But for Zenit, this is another important and interesting challenge.
“Liverpool are a great team, but both teams have strong players. So we need to play a really strong and good match.”