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McLeish: Suarez 'perpetual motion'

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Alex McLeish was in awe of Luis Suarez after the Liverpool striker tormented his Aston Villa side at Villa Park on Sunday.

The Reds ran out 2-0 winners against the Villains thanks to early strikes from Craig Bellamy and Martin Skrtel, and climbed to sixth in the Barclays Premier League.

It was Suarez, though, who stole the show for Liverpool, with the Uruguayan proving a thorn in the side of the Villa defence for the majority of the afternoon.

Twice the 24-year-old striker was denied by the woodwork - the second attempt an outrageous chip - and his tireless performance deserved a goal.

And, says McLeish, there is little that can be done to stop Suarez when he is in full flight.

"Suarez is perpetual motion, he's a brilliant player," explained the Villa boss. "Suarez can slip into holes that other players leave, he is a very elusive player.

"He is non-stop and has been a fantastic signing for Liverpool."

Meanwhile, Kenny Dalglish has praised the character of Suarez, following a week in which the former Ajax forward attended an FA hearing with regards to alleged racist abuse directed towards Patrice Evra.

Suarez saw his training schedule severely disrupted, and Dalglish was delighted with the endeavour his premier hitman against Villa.

"He only trained on Tuesday and Saturday and for him to put in a performance like that was unbelievable," said the Reds manager.

"It speaks volumes for the man."

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