Rodgers hails 'tireless' hat-trick hero Suarez
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted by the "tireless" work of Luis Suarez following the striker's hat-trick in a 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The Uruguay international's treble, his first at Anfield, saw him score twice before half-time on Saturday and added another 10 minutes after the break.
James Morrison pulled one back for the Baggies before Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool's fourth goal.
Suarez walked off to a standing ovation -- just under three months after accusing the club of failing to honour a deal that would allow him to join a Champions League side after a reported �40 million plus offer from Arsenal was rebuffed by Liverpool.
However, Rodgers was confident all that was now behind both the club and player.
"It was a difficult summer for him but it was for everyone and we managed as a club and he has managed himself well and he has come out the other side performing as he always done," said the manager.
"I knew once I had got the commitment from him in the summer he has been great.
"He is a tireless worker and I knew if he stayed it was going to be the case of working in training as he's always done.
"I thought the front two were brilliant. Suarez's first goal was exceptional, we really exploited the space in front of their centre-halves and he showed wonderful invention and creativity to nutmeg (Jonas) Olsson before taking his shot early," the Northern Irishman added.
"The second was a good team goal, I thought we moved it well, the cross came in early and he's guided the header in fantastically well.
"His third goal is from a great ball from Steven (Gerrard) and he could've had more after hitting the crossbar.
"It was his first hat-trick here at Anfield, I think you have seen his commitment to the team and what we are trying to do. It was a wonderful performance. Magic."
Rodgers also praised the quality of Sturridge's goal despite him being shunted out of the limelight by Suarez.
"You used to see goals like Daniel Sturridge's here years ago, top players like Kenny (Dalglish) but that type of goal was incredible," he added.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke, who worked under Dalglish at Anfield when Liverpool's first-team coach, praised the Reds' strike duo by saying: "Some days you have to take your hat off to the opposition and say they were better and their front two caused us problems."