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Gerrard: Suarez committed to Liverpool

Captain tips Uruguayan ace to remain at Anfield if they can claim Champions League football

After the intense speculation surrounding him during the summer failed to result in a move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, many expected a difficult reconciliation between club and player.

Instead what has happened is Liverpool's outstanding start to the season being invigorated by his availability following the eight match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. Since his return, Suarez has scored six goals in six games, while continuing to forge a quality partnership with Daniel Sturridge.

It is fair to say that any damage done by Suarez's transfer posturing before the transfer deadline has long since been repaired by such impressive performances, as players and fans are merely glad to have one of the Premier League form players plying his trade at their club.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers recently praised his attacker's attitude since coming back into the team, and Steven Gerrard for one believes that the Uruguayan is happy at the club and will not be looking to move in the January window.

"January will be different because I think he is committed," the England captain told ESPN.

"I think he is happy. I think he is pleased with the decision he has made to stay around.

"He is in good form. The team are playing well so I think January won't be a problem."

However, Gerrard did air a concern that, if the Reds fail to secure Champions League football this year, they may struggle to hang onto a player he rates as the best he has ever played with.

"Come the summer, I think depending how Liverpool have done will determine what goes through Luis' mind.

"The only player who comes close to producing what Luis produced in a red shirt is Fernando Torress but Luis just pipped him for me."

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