Liverpool striker Luis Suarez isn't surprised by Gaston Ramirez's success at Southampton.

The Uruguay winger is beginning to live up to his club record transfer fee at Saints.

"I first became aware of him when he was playing in Uruguay," said Suarez, recalling Ramirez's time with Peñarol, the club he joined as a 15-year-old.

"Everyone knows he has a talent from watching him with the national team, but I think he is a very good player and has what it takes to succeed at every level.

"I told him to enjoy his time here, it is so nice playing in the Premier League and if he ever needs to ask me anything he can always call me or Sebastian (Coates) or even Gus Poyet."