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Steven Gerrard Praises Former Teammate Luis Suarez

The former Liverpool skipper talks about playing alongside Luis Suarez.

Liverpool All-Star Charity Match Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Luis Suarez is one of the best football players on the planet right now. He also, in case you’re new here, used to play for Liverpool Football Club, where his incredible skills are remembered fondly, despite the more unsavory aspects of his personality.

One fan of the crafty Uruguayan is his former teammate and Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard. The two men played together under Roy Hodgson and then Brendan Rodgers before Suarez went off to Barcelona.

Speaking about Liverpool’s dreams of a league title, Gerrard affirmed that he believed Liverpool would have had a better shot if Suarez had stayed on Merseyside. Not really news — Luis Suarez would help any team’s chances at a title.

Still, Gerrard’s admiration for his friend and teammate was apparent when discussing their time together.

"There’s so many good teams in the Premier League but he would have given Liverpool a better chance," he said.

"You’re guaranteed goals, assists, he just causes every opposition problems and creates a lot of space for the players around him.

“He’s relentless – that’s the word to sum him up. He scores great goals, all type of goals, he creates out of nothing.

"He occupies the whole back four by himself. He was an absolute dream to play with. He was always on the move so that you could pick him out. Just a phenomenal footballer. He’s gone to another level since he moved to Barcelona with his goal and assist return."

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