Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for Luis Suarez after his performance in victory over Europa League opponents FC Gomel.

Suarez was a star performer on the night, using all his skill and guile to torment the Gomel defence.

"Luis Suarez is an incredible player," insisted the manager. "He's come back and looked great in training, and I thought on the night his imagination and creativity in and around the box was magnificent. Not only that but his pressing when we lost the ball was very good.

"He's the type of player I love. This is a guy who's in love with football. His passion for the game is immense and he is a great reference for the team. You see his brightness and his cleverness.

"I must give a mention for Stewart Downing as well because he gave us good width on that side and worked very hard as well. They were a real potent attacking force and scored three and could have had more."

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