Luis Suarez has travelled from pretending to be Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to representing the Reds alongside the talismanic midfielder.

The Uruguayan joined the club in January 2011, but he had been aware of the No.8 since his childhood days in Salto.

In fact, when the young Suarez was simulating the sport he loves through video games, it was the lad from Huyton who was regularly chosen.

The 26-year-old explained: "When I was a child, I saw him on TV and played with him on the PlayStation.

"Now I play with him. He helps in the dressing room and helps all the players - he is a great captain."

Earlier this week, the Reds skipper argued that Suarez is the finest player he has shared a dressing room with in 15 years at Anfield.

"It's unbelievable," he responded. "When Steven says something like that, it's unbelievable."

The No.7 improved his record to eight goals in six Barclays Premier League matches when he notched two more against Fulham on Saturday.

His thoughts now quickly turn to a crucial qualifying fixture with Uruguay against Jordan - which will decide whether the forward reaches the 2014 World Cup.

"After the game against Fulham, it will be a big change because when you play with the national team it's so different," he commented.

"We've played for the last two years for qualification for the World Cup. Now we have a play-off; we'll try our best because Uruguay need to be in the World Cup."