Kenny Dalglish has revealed the secret behind Luis Suarez's blistering start to his Anfield career - an eagerness to embrace the Liverpool way.

The Uruguayan has established himself as a firm favourite on the Kop after hitting three goals and contributing countless assists in his 10 appearances since completing a switch from Ajax on January's transfer deadline day.

Dalglish believes Suarez's willingness to immerse himself in the culture and history of Liverpool has been a driving force behind his instant impact in England.

"Suarez has been fantastically enthusiastic, he walks about with a smile on his face in training, he enjoys training and is very good in amongst the dressing room," Dalglish told reporters at Melwood.

"Because of his personality and approach to games, he's got his reward - and the reward for us is a really exciting player who has made a contribution to the run we're on and he has also settled in very quickly and become part of the football club.

"He enjoys playing football, he enjoys being here, his family has settled really quickly and he's moved into a house really quickly. He's got himself really involved in the Liverpool way and got his reward for it."

He added: "It's a help when you get a goal, but he makes them as well and we've been delighted with what he's done so far."

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While Suarez's Liverpool career is still in it's infancy, one man at the other end of the spectrum is Jamie Carragher, who will go outright second in the Reds' all-time appearance makers list should he face Fulham on Monday night.

The defender will notch up his 666th game for the club, though he still has some way to go before he equals Ian Callaghan's tally of 857 appearances.

Dalglish is effusive in his praise for Carragher.

He said: "When you see the names that are up there, like Cally who is iconic here not just for the number of games he played but also for the service he gave the club and success he helped bring here, they deserve it.

"Cally was there at the start of the foundations for Liverpool Football Club, he was with Shanks. Carra might have missed out on that, but he's been a part of an awful lot of manager's reigns at Liverpool Football Club and he's served every single one of them superbly well. I'm sure he's got one or two miles of service left in him yet.

"It's a great compliment to him and a great accolade for him to be second in the chart for most appearances for Liverpool. You know what you get from him and there is nothing I can say about Carra as a person that you wouldn't know yourself.

"He's been here a while and hopefully he'll be here a lot longer."

It's not only Carragher's defensive ability that have caught the eye over the years, with the Bootle-born star renowned as being a natural leader on the field.

Such leadership qualities have helped guide teenagers John Flanagan and Jack Robinson through their recent first-team appearances - but Dalglish believes Carragher can also set an example to his more established colleagues.

The boss joked: "He was a good role model until Flanno knocked him out at Arsenal - I think he might have taken that badly!

"But he is fantastically helpful, not just to Flanno but also to Martin Skrtel, who I think he been brilliant since we came in. He's really grown in stature and I'm sure playing alongside Carra has helped him.

"Carra will educate and encourage him. I'm sure Martin will appreciate that and take it forward. He makes a huge contribution."

Carragher's main aim at Craven Cottage will be a third consecutive clean sheet as Liverpool aim to bolster their push for European qualification.

Nonetheless, Dalglish is well aware Mark Hughes's side will pose a stern test - as they demonstrated during a narrow 1-0 defeat at Anfield in Janaury.

He said: "Fulham played very well here earlier on in the season. We beat them 1-0 and were quite fortunate.

"They're on a good run, so it's going to be difficult for us as every game is. They've had an excellent season and if they hadn't had as many draws as they did at the beginning of the season, they'd be a lot higher up in the league.

"We know what we're going to face. We know it's going to be difficult as we saw what they can do here.

"I think Mark is an excellent manager. He's had an excellent managerial career and he's just carried on that. He's got fantastically supportive and loyal backroom staff that he takes with him wherever he goes, and they are a formidable team off the pitch."

A 3-0 win over Newcastle last Sunday, coupled with a Tottenham loss at Chelsea, took Liverpool into fifth place in the Barclays Premier League on goal difference.

However, journalists were keen to know whether Dalglish felt being in the Europa League could serve as a hindrance to the Reds next season.

Such queries were given short shift by the manager.

"We've not got that problem yet, so until it arises we don't need to solve anything," he said. "The biggest problem I've got is Fulham coming up on Monday night.

"I would have thought it (planning) started a good while ago for next season.

"That (the Europa League) is just one of the things that has to be taken into consideration, but you cannot predict what's going to happen, so there is no point in worrying about that."

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