Brendan Rodgers believes the commitment and attitude shown by Luis Suarez since his return from suspension has reached the ideal standard desired by the Northern Irishman.
The Liverpool No. 7 has notched three goals in two Barclays Premier League appearances, playing a significant role in the Reds claiming back-to-back victories over Sunderland and Crystal Palace.
After the win over the Eagles, the boss insisted that his team is capable of better performances and he pointed to Suarez’s display as an example to follow.
“With Luis, he demands the best from himself and his teammates at all times, and we saw that against Crystal Palace, even right at the end when the game was won,” Rodgers said. “You see his work-rate and his demand for a better ball into the box, and that’s what we want.
“There was a moment in the first half where he chased back on the left and won the ball too. There is no doubting his commitment, and there is no doubting he will always have that desire at all times.
“That attitude from Luis to demand the best is exactly what we want. We can’t accept just winning and say it’s all right.
“I think it’s much easier to keep on performing well and, if you do lose, then you can still go into the next game with confidence.
“We did at Manchester United — we may have lost there, but we played really well, and that gave us the belief to go into the next game at Sunderland with the right attitude.
“But if your standards slip and you start losing one or two games, it’s a lot harder to get back up to the level again.
“With the likes of Luis, that demand is what we want — the demand that we maintain our standards at all times. It is an important part of what we are trying to do.”