Liverpool skipper Gerrard: Critics inspire Suarez

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says Luis Suarez thrives on the criticism coming his way.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says Luis Suarez thrives on the criticism coming his way.

Suarez produced a humorous response to Everton manager David Moyes by diving at the Scot's feet after his assertion the 25-year-old was turning people off football by going to ground too easily.

Gerrard said the South American seemed to thrive on the criticism.

"Luis Suarez was fantastic for us again," said the midfielder.

"He doesn't need David Moyes to fire him up. But if people want to try to get in Luis' head and wind him up then it's the wrong thing to do.

"You saw from yesterday's evidence that it seems to inspire him rather than go against him.

"I can't control what he does when he scores a goal, I was just happy to see it (Suarez's deflected strike for the opener) hit the back of the net."

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