Suarez “had not even trained” before debut goal

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Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has told of his excitement at new signing Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan striker came off the bench to score on his debut in front of the Kop in the 2-0 victory over Stoke City on Wednesday night.

Suarez had only completed his £22.8million move from Ajax on Monday and had to go through thorough international clearance administration on Tuesday to ensure he was eligible to play against Stoke.

Dalglish revealed, “He had not even had the opportunity to train with us because of administrative stuff which had to be sorted out.

“When he starts training with the lads I think we might see an improvement.

“He has a big smile on his face every day. He’s a happy and a good guy. It is a great start to score on your debut.”

It was Liverpool’s third consecutive victory, a result which narrowed the gap on sixth placed Sunderland to two points.

Dalglish is looking forward to having the availability of new £35million signing Andy Carroll, currently sidelined through injury, and having an attacking force to scare Premier League defences.

He added, “You are starting to frighten some of the opposition.

“They are four fantastic players. Andy is going to be a few weeks away from being fit but we bought him for five and a half years so a few weeks out of that won’t do us any harm.

“Those four are really good footballers and they will complement each other very well.”