Gerrard fixated on Suarez move, Aldridge says no new deal - Liverpool morning news

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Away from all the Suarez headlines, there is the update regarding the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he spent every day of the summer thinking about whether striker Luis Suarez would either stay at or leave the club according to the Liverpool Echo.

Gerrard said he was thinking about Suarez’s future on a daily basis, and believes the Uruguayan has performed well since returning to the side.

He said: ‘I was waking up every morning, hoping that nothing would happen and that he would still be here. Nobody tried harder than me to do that [make him stay] and he knows exactly what I think of him.

‘He is a special type of footballer and he gives us something different. When the club got the message to him that they were not going to sell him, he got his head down and has worked hard.

‘I think it is a credit to Luis for the way he has come back. A lot of players who have been in his position might have come back and spat the dummy out, not trying for the team.

However, former striker John Aldridge has urged the club not to offer the Uruguayan a new contract. The prospect of contract talks was mooted by managing director Ian Ayre and talks could begin as early as next week, but Aldridge thinks Suarez shouldn’t be rewarded for looking to leave the club in the summer according to the Metro.

Aldridge said: ‘Suarez was very keen to leave Liverpool in the summer and I have no doubt he will look to get away once again.

‘So why try and get him to commit to the club now, so soon after he did the dirty on them with his bid to join Arsenal?’

Away from matters on the pitch, the fresh inquests into the 96 victims at Hillsborough will be held in Warrington. They are scheduled to get underway on 31st March 2014, with a final pre-inquest hearing to take place on Monday (7th October). The IPCC are still appealing for witnesses who gave statements after the disaster as part of their investigation

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