Jordan Henderson: Inspirational Luis Suarez was 'a warrior' for Liverpool

Jordan Henderson has said Luis Suarez was "a real warrior" who would battle through injuries to play for Liverpool.

He played with Suarez for three-and-a-half seasons, with the Uruguay international's 82 goals in 133 Liverpool games establishing him as one the best players in the world.

Henderson, now the Liverpool captain, told the club's official website: "Knocks and niggles didn't bother him. He played through them, a real warrior.

"I never saw him in the treatment room. I remember one game, his ankle was that swollen he couldn't get his boot on, so he had to go a size up in someone else's boots.

"He played on and scored an unbelievable free kick. Stuff like that you don't forget. What he does on the pitch speaks for itself."

Henderson said the presence of Suarez -- who moved to Barcelona in the summer of 2014 -- gave his teammates a boost.

"To line up in the tunnel, it'd give you so much confidence as a player knowing that you were going into a game and he was leading at the top," he added.

"You would react from him and he would set everything off."

Since making a £75 million switch to the Camp Nou, Suarez has won the Champions League, two La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys, forming a formidable attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Neymar.