Former Uruguayan international midfielder Gus Poyet believes Liverpool will see the very best of striker Luis Suarez next season.
The current Brighton & Hove Albion boss has been vocal in his support of the former Ajax star, who endured a difficult first full season in England after becoming embroiled in a race row with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
However, his compatriot still notched 11 league goals and 17 in all competitions for the Reds last term, building on the four from the campaign before after a £22.8 million move to Anfield from the Amsterdam Arena.
And, in the eyes of the former Chelsea and Tottenham favourite, the signs are positive for an even greater impact next season.
"I think it’s going to be a great season for Luis next year," Poyet exclusively told GiveMeFootball.
"I think he will definitely be one of the best players in the Premier League."
Poyet’s comments come just days after Suarez insisted he would be staying at Liverpool this summer, despite speculation linking the 25-year-old with a move to Spain.
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have been credited with an interest, but Suarez insists he’s heard nothing in relation to a move away from Merseyside.
"Being honest, I have never talked to anyone from Barca or Real Madrid. If the rumours are to be believed I would have already played for 20 teams," Suarez told the Liverpool Daily Post.
"Liverpool have had a good season and we got to two cup finals. In the Premier League we did not finish as high as expected, but positive things have been taken."