'Incredible' Suarez is the type of player I love, declares Liverpool boss Rodgers
08:00 GMT, 10 August 2012
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Luis Suarez for his superb display against FC Gomel in the Reds' 3-0 Europa League qualifying victory on Thursday night.
The Uruguayan was on top form, showing why Rodgers was so delighted the South American signed a long-term contract extension earlier in August.
'Luis is an incredible player,' said the Liverpool boss. 'He has come back to us and looked great in training.
Top form: Luis Suarez produced a fine display
'He is so creative in the box but he also presses very well when he doesn't have the ball.
'He is the type of player I love. He is in love with football. He has such passion for the game.
'His combination work with Steven Gerrard and Fabio Borini was excellent.'
Rodgers' first signing, Fabio Borini, got off to the best possible start by marking his home debut with a first-half goal to set Liverpool on their way to an easy victory that sealed their place in Friday's final qualifying round draw.
'It is important for any striker to score because they are judged on their goals,' explained the boss.
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'But I brought him here because I know he can score. He is only 21 and has a lot of improvement left in him.
'But with his work-rate and his ability on the ball I think he will fit in very well to our team.'
Skipper Steven Gerrard grabbed a second, with Suarez the architect.
Glen Johnson wrapped up the scoring in a game in which Manchester City target Daniel Agger completed the full 90 minutes.
Happy: Brendan Rodgers enjoyed his side's display
'There is nothing more to add on Daniel,' said Rodgers.
'I like to play from behind. That is Daniel's game, building from the back and stepping up with the ball and making passes.
'You saw his commitment to the cause tonight.
'We don't want to sell him. He is a very important player for me and it will remain that way.'