Steven Gerrard says Luis Suarez's perfectionism is a quality that makes the Liverpool striker one of the world's best, as the Uruguayan continues to impress in front of goal.

Suarez is currently joint-second in the Premier League scoring charts alongside teammate Daniel Sturridge, which is quite an achievement considering he missed the first five games of the season through suspension.

He found the back of the net against Everton at the weekend but it wasn't enough to hand Liverpool three points with the side having to seal a draw in the final minutes against their Merseyside rivals thanks to an 89th minute goal from Sturridge.

And Gerrard has revealed that rather than being happy with scoring on Saturday, Suarez will be scrutinising his mistakes and trying to improve for the next game.

The Reds captain said: "Luis is a machine. He's right up there with the best in the world.

"Luis is the type of player who won't be thinking about his free-kick after the game, he'll be thinking about the header he missed.

"That's why he's so good. He'll be desperate to get back out and make amends for that.

"That's what the best players do, they don't get big-headed over the good things they do but analyse the mistakes and where it went wrong and how they can improve."

Suarez was fouled badly by Kevin Mirallas in the match and many, including Brendan Rodgers, have claimed that the Everton forward should have been sent off rather than merely shown a yellow card.

But Gerrard took somewhat of a different attitude, saying he understood why a yellos was brandished.

"To be fair to the referee when I initially saw the incident I was thinking 'yellow card'," he said. "I was probably the same distance away from it as the referee so you have to give him the benefit of the doubt.

"Now I have seen it again though it's a red card, everyone knows that, but it's very difficult to say that in a split-second and at that distance.

"I think I'd rather back the referee than have a go at him."