Monday, September 02, 2013

Gerrard Hopes Suarez Shows Liverpool Loyalty

Steven Gerrard has called on Luis Suarez to show the Liverpool supporters his loyalty by staying for at least another year at the club.

Despite pushing a move to Arsenal this summer, the Liverpool supporters have given the Uruguayan striker their full support during several pre-season matches.

Suarez has been forced to watch from the sidelines at the beginning of the Premier League season because of his ten-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic last season but will return in a Capital One Cup clash with Manchester United next month.

Sky Sports report that Gerrard never thought Suarez would end up leaving and says if Liverpool doesn’t qualify for the Champions League then a move abroad is more than likely.

“I didn’t ever think Luis would leave – well, not to another English club anyway,” revealed Gerrard.

“I don’t want to disrespect Arsenal, because they are a fantastic club, but I don’t see joining them as being a step forward for Luis.

“There are only really two or three clubs he should leave this football club for if he is taking a step forward.

“If we don’t qualify for the Champions League this season he can go to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich – and he can go with his head held high.

“The one thing I can assure you, it’s not about money with Luis Suarez.”

Gerrard also said he didn’t want Suarez to make the same mistake as Fernando Torres, who has struggled to replicate his Liverpool form with Chelsea.

"I saw what happened to Fernando Torres. I didn't want Luis to make the same mistake and that's the advice I gave him. He'll have another chance to move forward to a club that he deserves to be at.

"Luis has got to openly admit this club has stood behind him on a couple of massive occasions and they've rewarded him with new contracts as well.

"I think he's got to stop and realize that the club has been fair to him. He is at the right age (26), he is going to be fantastic for us if he stays for another year.”

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