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Luis Suarez ideally suited to Liverpool - Kelly

Luis Suarez
Suarez scored three goals at the 2010 World Cup for Uruguay

The best thing about new Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is that he is "100% committed", according to Reds defender Martin Kelly.

The Uruguayan, 24, has scored one goal in two appearances following his £22.8m move from Ajax earlier this month.

His determined attitude has made a big impression on Liverpool supporters after this season's listless displays from former idol Fernando Torres.

Kelly, 20, told BBC Radio Merseyside: "There is a lot to come from Luis."

Kelly continued: "He [Suarez] gives everything. The best thing is he's 100% committed and at a club like this that's what you need to be, and he shows that commitment for the full 90 minutes."

Another player currently impressing at Anfield is Brazilian midfielder Lucas, who reached a century of Premier League appearances during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Wigan.

The 24-year-old signed for the Reds from Grêmio in 2007 and has enjoyed an extended run in the Liverpool starting line-up this season, playing all but one of the matches since Kenny Dalglish returned as manager.

It's on the training ground where he can give us advice and we have to listen to him and then translate that onto the pitch

Liverpool midfielder Lucas on manager Kenny Dalglish

Lucas says the return of "King Kenny" has had a positive affect on and off the pitch.

"We know how good he was as a player and we can see he has a lot of knowledge about football," Lucas said.

"[First-team coach] Steve Clarke is helping the team a lot and both of them lift our confidence and tell everyone to stick together and believe in ourselves. That has been the most important thing to us.

"Kenny has told us how he wants us to play and the way Liverpool used to play football. We want to do what he tells us and we have to listen and perform on the pitch.

"He gives us things to think about, because at the end of the day we as players make the decisions on the pitch. It's on the training ground where he can give us advice and we have to listen to him and then translate that onto the pitch."



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