Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Luis Suarez’s efforts to change the way he is seen by the English public.
The Uruguayan has been involved in several high profile incidents since his arrival in the Premier League in 2011, which haven’t endeared him to many non-Reds fans.
But now Suarez, who has attempted to clean up his act, is beginning to win round football fans with some breathtaking performances for the Merseyside club this season.
And Rodgers admitted he is full of respect for the former Ajax striker, who has netted 28 goals in all competitions this campaign.
"His consistency this year has been phenomenal," said the Reds boss.
"He is a remarkable man. What I have admired from close hand is this is a guy who is trying to change.
"He has come in here and been labelled many things - sometimes maybe, for me, as because he is a foreign player he will get accused more.
"If a British player dives we'll laugh and find it funny but when it's Luis Suarez he is a diver.
"But this is a guy who is trying to turn around his life and adapt to the culture and you can clearly see that."