Post Match Reaction: Rodgers Raves About Suarez

Here are some of Brendan Rodgers comments after Liverpool beat Wigan 3-0 at Anfield today:

Luis Suarez scored twice for Liverpool, giving him nine league goals this season, making him the league’s top scorer, 12 overall and 26 in 56 league matches since arriving from Ajax in January 2011.

“Luis is a very big part of the team. His first goal was a wonderful finish with a great weight of pass from young Raheem (Sterling),” said the Reds boss.

“He finished it great and for the second one there was a lovely pass from Enrique and a nice little off-the-shoulder run and finish.

“He is a master marksman, absolutely outstanding, and we are thrilled to have him.”

Suarez, the club’s only fit senior striker, has scored more than half of Liverpool’s 17 league goals but Rodgers is not concerned the burden may become too much on the 25-year-old.

“Not at all. Of course we want other support around that but you can see he thrives on it,” added the Northern Irishman.

“If you look at his goal return this season already he is enjoying playing in the system and enjoying the freedom of being that loose striker.

“This group are improving all the time and Luis is the pinnacle up there getting the goals.”

Rodgers also praised Enrique, who scored his first goal for the Reds and only his second in five years in English football.

At the start of season it appeared the Spanish defender was destined for the exit but he has been given more freedom in a left midfield role.

The Liverpool manager has seen a precedent in the Premier League already and hopes the left-back can emulate it.

“If you look at (Tottenham‘s) Gareth Bale, he played at left-back and then moved forward and showed his strengths,” he added.

“Jose is someone I think can do that role with his power and pace.

“I said to him yesterday him and Raheem can get goals if they get (positionally) inside the frame of the goal.

“If you watch the replay he makes up a lot of ground to get in there and anticipate the rebound.”

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  1. Giving him ten league goals this season.

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