Suarez enjoyed a fantastic 100th league appearance for the Reds by playing a part in every goal at St Mary's Stadium.

The Uruguay international striker ended his five-match drought to claim the opener, assisted substitute Raheem Sterling for the second and won the late penalty for Gerrard to wrap up the three points.

And the Anfield skipper has praised Suarez for his individual and team efforts on the pitch.

"It was a huge win for us and Luis showed once again that he's an absolute genius," Gerrard said.

"People had been talking about him going five games without a goal but his contribution to the team has never wavered.