LIVERPOOL - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said that Luis Suarez still had his best years ahead of him after his four goals inspired a 5-1 demolition of Norwich City at Anfield.
The Uruguay international needed just 35 first-half minutes to smash a spectacular hat-trick in Wednesday's game, with his third goal marking his 50th Premier League strike.
He added his fourth goal with a stunning 74th-minute free-kick as Liverpool rampaged back to form.
"This is the happiest Luis has been at this club," Rodgers said.
"But there is more to come from him. He is only 26 years old, but his best years are ahead of him and those best years are going to be here. Anfield is a hand-and-glove fit for him."
Suarez took his total for the season to 13 goals and proved there is life in Liverpool's challenge for a Champions League place without his injured strike partner Daniel Sturridge.
"Luis was sheer brilliance," Rodgers added.
"It was a joy for me to watch that. I think for anyone to witness that, they would say it was a remarkable evening. It was not just the fact he scored four goals, but it was the manner of those goals.
"Luis has got to be up there as one of the best strikers in the world after that. The repertoire he showed here tonight (Wednesday) was incredible.
Undoubtedly, he is a top, world-class player."
Rodgers had demanded an instant response from his side after a dismal 3-1 defeat at Hull City on Sunday and his players delivered in style at Anfield.
"That was a bit of a tap on the shoulder for us at Hull," Rodgers said. "We were only at 75 per cent and you cannot afford to do that in the Premier League these days and hope to get away with it.
"But we categorically put that right against Norwich. We were up to speed and deserved everything we got. There were lots of positives for me to take away from this."