Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rates Luis Suarez the best striker in the world after his hat-trick in their 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic.

Rodgers says Suarez deserves to be named Player of the Year.

"For me there is not a better striker at the moment," said Rodgers.

"He is clearly the player of the year for myself and for many people around the country.

"He is absolutely incredible. Forget about his quality, it is his hunger and desire.

"He never wants to have an easy day and every time he comes onto the pitch he produces stunning performances and gives his maximum.

"It was a brilliant hat-trick for him and a great day for the team: to get the goals and a clean sheet was terrific."