Luis Suarez has praised Swansea City as a team who 'always stood out' because of their style of play.
Swansea have built their success upon a patient and demanding brand of possession football and Suarez has moved to praise the club.
The Uruguayan was providing backing to Brendan Rodgers, who has been struggling this season as Liverpool manager, when he revealed that Swansea are a team who have always impressed him.
"He [Rodgers] wasn't a "big-name" manager and I didn't know much about him, but Swansea City were a team that stood out because of their attractive style of play; they were different and especially impressive for a team that had only been promoted to the Premier League the season before," Suarez wrote in his autobiography.
Rodgers was part of the Swansea success story before moving to Anfield, as he guided them to the top-tier of English football.
It is a rapid ascent that they have made from the depths of League Two to being recognised as a stand-out Premier League side by one of football's most high-profile players.
Swansea actually face Rodgers again tonight, as they look to heap further misery on their former boss by knocking the Reds out of the League Cup.
Liverpool have struggled badly so far this campaign and the last thing they can afford is a cup upset when they take on the Swans later this evening.