Luis Suarez

David Beckham has showered praises on Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, following his spectacular goal against Newcastle United at Anfield last week.

The Uruguayan found the back of the net in the 67th minute against the Magpies to earn a draw for the Reds, when he controlled a 50-yard pass from Jose Enrique with his shoulder, rounded Toon goalkeeper Tim Krul and fired home.

"It was exceptional, to score a goal like that. The way he brought the ball down, everything about it was amazing. It was amazing to watch it," quoted Beckham as saying.

"I'm a Manchester United fan, and I don't like to say that about Liverpool players, but all jokes aside his first touch was incredible, his second touch was even better and it was an amazing finish. He's a great player, he's capable of doing those things week in and week out," the LA Galaxy star added.

Luis Suarez

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also hailed the goal, but the Northern Irishman has urged the Reds players to provide support to Suarez and share the scoring burden with the 25-year-old

"It was a brilliant goal for Luis and a terrific performance and it bodes well for us going forward. Once we get that type of player in that is really going to finish off a lot of great work for us. His cleverness and movement at the moment is world class. It's then important that we've got men running in off that," Sky Sports quoted Rodgers as saying.

"He gets picked to score goals but of course I would want them to be more spread out. Everyone knows that is the key feature for us. We need to get goals from other areas but I can't complain when we play to that level," the 39-year-old added.

Suarez is the second highest scorer in the Premier League this season, with seven goals from 10 matches. He is just one behind United's Robin van Persie. However, Liverpool sit 12th in the league table, with 11 points from 10 games, 13 behind the Red Devils.