Suarez scored a brilliant hat-trick against Norwich last week that included a wonder goal from distance. He has earned plaudits aplenty from Liverpool fans for the effort and the manager jumped on the bandwagon with a few choice words of his own.
Criticised for much of the season for an unwillingness to keep things simple, the Uruguayan has not really lived up to his billing as a worldclass striker so far. He has only 11 Premier League goals to his name and many pundits believe that his style of play could be unsuitable for the Premier League as defenders have imposed their physical presence on him and prevented him from carrying out his dribbling runs.
He has hit back at the critics recently, however, as he has scored seven goals in the past eight matches. And Dalglish believes that the striker is a gem of a player and insists that he would have no problems placing him in his starting XI even if he was not in the rich vein of form that he currently is enjoying.
"It doesn't matter whether you've been in English football for a year or whether you've just come in, you're always going to go through a spell as a striker when you're not going to score goals," he told the Liverpool Echo.
Dalglish himself was renowned as a striker gifted with an ability to trick defenders with his dribbling. He would often play as a second striker pairing up with the predatory instincts of Ian Rush in the later stages of his Liverpool career.
And the former Celtic striker believes that Suarez should similarly not be rated for just his output in front of goal. He revealed that he enjoys the thrills and emotions that come with watching a player like Suarez play.
"But it's not just goals you assess a striker's quality of performance by," he explained.
"Even when Luis hasn't scored he's always done something in the game which has been of benefit to us.
"Something that you'd think ‘whoah!'
"The goals are always going to be important for us as a team and for him as an individual because you get a lot of satisfaction from scoring, but his performances have been good as well."
Dalglish will be hoping that Suarez will carry on scoring and impressing in the coming games as Liverpool play Fulham on Tuesday and then face Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
In a disappointing season for both player and manager, the Wembley showpiece event is eagerly anticipated by fans and is seen as a way to salvage their reputation. Should the Reds win against Chelsea, then Liverpool fans can at least boast that they have won more trophies this season than several of the other clubs above them in the league having already won the Carling Cup in February.