Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher believes the Reds are lucky to have a player of Luis Suarez's ability within their ranks.
The 24-year-old has made an instant impact at Anfield following his arrival from Ajax back in January, scoring seven goals in just 18 appearances for the club thus far.
It's his all-round performances that have been earning rave reviews on Merseyside this season though, and Carragher believes the Uruguayan striker is quickly become a crucial ingredient in the Reds' side.
"For me, to say you've started well you have to have performed well over the first 10, 20 or 30 games for your new club. One game - good or bad - doesn't mean anything," the central defender told LFC weekly magazine.
"Luis has already shown how good he is by playing well in lots of games. I think he's already done enough to prove that he's a top player. Hopefully he'll be here for a very long, long time."
Kenny Dalglish's fear of potential burnout this summer appear to have been unfounded, with the forward returning from the Copa America sharper than ever on Merseyside.
Suarez scooped the player of the tournament for his international exploits, helping Uruguay to win the competition, and Carragher admits that his club teammates performances in the tournament were simply superb.
"I watched the highlights of their games and Luis was brilliant, the player of the tournament," the defender continued.
"I'm just delighted that we've got him because he's one of the best in the world. We should be proud of the fact that he's here at Liverpool."
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