Norwich City's on-loan forward Adam Idah has everything to reach the top - and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is making it his mission to get him there.

Idah, who turned 23 on Sunday, has scored twice and produced an assist for the Bhoys in his first two outings since a deadline day move away from Carrow Road, in a bid for regular football.

The Republic of Ireland international is on a loan-only short term deal at Parkhead until the end of this season after interest from Serie A last month.

Rodgers forged a reputation as a highly-rated development coach at Chelsea, before working with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez in his Liverpool spell.

The Northern Irishman is convinced Idah has the raw material to kick on, and drew a surprising parallel with the prolific Suarez ahead of Celtic's Scottish Cup tie at St Mirren on Sunday afternoon.

“It’s fair to say I’m excited about working with Adam, and trying to take his game to the next level,” he said, quoted by the Herald. "I had seen him play live in the Premier League with Norwich and I saw a young player with that real potential.

“Being Irish, obviously that really caught my eye as well. It just hasn’t quite worked out for him yet. But when you see someone with that physicality, speed and technique, it excites you.

“And you saw on Wednesday night how he took those two penalties. It was with authority and composure.

“When I see all of that, it always excites me. He’s got all the tools there. It’s now about trying to help him get the mentality you need to be a top player.

“People will ask me, ‘How far can he go?’ Well, he has the talent to go to the very highest level. But it’s about what he does with it.

“There are players with the same talent as Adam but they’re playing on local pitches on a Sunday afternoon.

"He wants to get in behind teams and hurt people. He’s starting to understand our game idea which is suited perfectly to Adam’s qualities.

"When I went to Liverpool, they said Luis Suarez didn’t score enough goals. And he then finished two seasons with 30-plus goals by narrowing his game. He’s spoken publicly about the work I did with him.

"Coming to Celtic (the first time), I had good strikers in Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths. Whatever position it is, it’s about the talent they’ve got.

“If the player shows me he cares and really wants to do it – I can maximise a lot from them.

"He’s (Idah) a clever guy. I had a couple of good chats with him before he came in. I needed to find out about his own hunger.

“But I know enough about his background and spoke to enough people about him. At the age he’s at, he still has so much ahead of him.

“Sometimes the pressure of a club like Celtic can bring the best out of you. You see the type he is, he wants that pressure.

“So I’ve got no doubt he can do very well for us."