Luis Suarez has the potential to be one of the best players in the world, according to his skipper.

Injury has prevented Steven Gerrard making as many appearances as he would have liked since Suarez joined the Reds from Ajax in January.

However, from the few games they've been in the same team, training sessions and from watching like a fan, Gerrard can see just why the club invested in the outstanding Uruguayan.

"To see Luis day in, day out has been a real eye-opener for me," he exclusively told LFC magazine this week.

"I knew he was a good player. Having worked with him on a regular basis I think he has the potential to be one of the best in the world."

Suarez is one of a number of signings the club has made in 2011 and Gerrard is happy with the way the squad is shaping up. Now he thinks it's time for him and his team-mates to kick on after a promising start to the season.

"I think the squad is looking stronger, probably the strongest we've had for a long time. Now it's all about delivering," he said. "The tools are all there, now we need to work hard, focus on each game and try to build on what we've shown over the last 20 or so games.

"I think you have to realise that this club is different to most others. The pressure is different because you have to win every game.

"The fans demand not just effort, but quality. With all due respect, at some other places you get away with performances that simply aren't good enough.

"At Liverpool your standards have got to be so high every single week. You have to perform every time. That's what I've had to do every year and that's what the new lads are coming to terms with."

Meanwhile the skipper also reiterated his dream to one day lead the Reds to the Barclays Premier League title.

He added: "It's something I think about almost every day.

"I always think about the dream of winning it or the disappointment if I was never to win it.

"Of course, it would be hugely disappointing if it didn't happen. To have played at Liverpool for what will hopefully be 14 or 15 years by the time I finish and not win it, would be hugely disappointing.

"It would be an awful shame. But it won't be for a lack of trying.

"With the squad we have now, if we can keep improving and progressing and adding to it in the next few years, then I think we'll have a really good chance of becoming champions."

The full Gerrard exclusive, plus an interview with Steve Clarke and an insightful chat with Dominic Matteo on his Anfield regrets, are in this week's LFC magazine.