Steven Gerrard: Luis Suárez can be one of the world’s best

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been impressed by Luis Suárez's start to life on Merseyside

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Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has the potential to become one of the best players in the world.

Suárez, 24, moved to Anfield from Ajax for £22.8m in January and the Uruguay international has made an instant impact at Anfield, scoring eight goals in 22 Premier League appearances.

And Liverpool captain Gerrard expects Suárez to continue improving.

“To see Luis day in, day out has been a real eye-opener for me,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s official magazine.

“I knew he was a good player. Having worked with him on a regular basis I think he has the potential to be one of the best in the world.”

Gerrard believes Kenny Dalglish’s squad is brimming with talent and says The Reds must now focus on delivering the necessary results on the pitch.

“I think the squad is looking stronger, probably the strongest we’ve had for a long time. Now it’s all about delivering,” he continued. “The tools are all there, now we need to work hard, focus on each game and try to build on what we’ve shown over the last 20 or so games.”

The England international admits the weight of expectation from the Liverpool supporters can sometimes be overwhelming – but insists the players have no choice but to come to terms with it.

“I think you have to realise that this club is different to most others,” he said. “The pressure is different because you have to win every game.

“The fans demand not just effort, but quality. With all due respect, at some other places you get away with performances that simply aren’t good enough.

“At Liverpool your standards have got to be so high every single week. You have to perform every time. That’s what I’ve had to do every year and that’s what the new lads are coming to terms with.”

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