Rodgers salutes Suarez

Liverpool manager pleased with overall display against Gomel

Brendan Rodgers: Pleased to see Liverpool book a place in the Europa League play-off round

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Brendan Rodgers declared himself satisfied with Liverpool's performance after the 3-0 win over Gomel in the Europa League on Thursday and had special praise for Luis Suarez.

The Reds were made to work hard in the first leg in Belarus last week but were much more impressive at Anfield as goals from Fabio Borini, Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson secured a 4-0 aggregate victory.

And Rodgers was delighted with the display, singling out Suarez as the star man after he set up the first two goals.

"Luis is an incredible player," the Liverpool boss said. "He has come back to us and looked great in training.

"He is so creative in the box but he also presses very well when he doesn't have the ball.

"He is the type of player I love. He is in love with football. He has such passion for the game.

"His combination work with Steven Gerrard and Fabio Borini was excellent."

Important

Rodgers was also pleased that Borini opened his account on his home debut.

Having worked with the striker at Chelsea and Swansea, he had no doubts Borini could add something to his team - hence why he was so keen to lure him back to England from Roma.

"It is important for any striker to score because they are judged on their goals," Rodgers said. "But I brought him here because I know he can score.

"He is only 21 and has a lot of improvement left in him.

"But with his work-rate and his ability on the ball I think he will fit in very well to our team."