Suarez on Carroll and Van BastenLuis Suarez admits he is relishing the prospect of spearheading Liverpool's attack with Andy Carroll, insisting the pair have the right attributes to form a formidable double act.
The duo are yet to start a game together following their January transfer deadline day moves to Anfield, but with Carroll firmly on the road back to full fitness following a thigh injury, the pair could soon be operating in tandem for the Reds.
"Andy showed at Newcastle that he is a really good player and now I believe we can build a good partnership together," said Suarez.
"All the strikers are good here and I am happy to play with any of them. But I think the strengths Andy and I have will complement each other well."
Suarez has proved an instant hit since arriving on Merseyside, contributing one goal and several assists to Liverpool's cause in four scintillating appearances.
The Uruguayan acknowledges the style of football in England differs to that of Holland - but he's enjoying the challenge of adaptation.
He said: "In other leagues in Europe defences play very tight. There is not much room for the strikers.
"But here, because of the pace of the game, you get space. It is more competitive. At Ajax, against some teams, you just knew you were going to win. Here the lower teams still beat the stronger teams.
"But for players like me it is more open, and I am enjoying it."
Suarez began his career at Nacional in native Uruguay before switching to Holland and Groningen.
Ajax came calling for his services in 2007 and it was in Amsterdam the striker believes he really honed his talents after receiving tutoring from decorated Dutch icons such as Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Frank de Boer and Henk ten Cate.
"Even as a kid in Uruguay I knew I would one day have to play in Europe," revealed Suarez. "And I saw Holland as a great school. I learned so much in my time in Holland and, because of the way they do things there, I don't think I would have learned as much somewhere else.
"I was a selfish player. But they taught me the importance of being part of a team. Van Basten taught me a lot about how to play as a forward; about shooting techniques and about things that worked for him. His movement, his technique.
"But from all of them I learned about remaining calm on the pitch; when in front of goal and also when being fouled. You have to try not to react; take a step back. I learned to control my attitude more."
Such was Suarez's dynamism at the Amsterdam Arena, he was handed the Ajax captaincy by Martin Jol following the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Arsenal in 2009.
"He said I had the qualities to become the captain," recalled the forward. "Even though I didn't speak every word of Dutch.
"He said I could transfer my mentality and my attitude to the team. I think it really helped with my development, to be captain.
"I always want more. I always want my team to perform to their best. We can win 4-0 but I want to win by eight. I don't like to lose. I never accept defeat."
Upon becoming Kenny Dalglish's first signing in his second spell as Liverpool manager, Suarez took ownership of the No.7 jersey - the number made legendary at Anfield by his new boss.
It's a decision he's pleased he made.
"I hadn't realised its history when I asked for the seven," said the 24-year-old. "I was asked what number and I chose it.
"But now I'm quite happy that I did, now I know about players like Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan. I have seen some videos of Dalglish scoring for Liverpool. He was a great player."
And does Suarez believe he could one day be talked about in the same breath as Dalglish by Liverpool fans?
"No," he said. "I wouldn't compare myself to him."http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/suarez-on-carroll-and-van-basten