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Steven Gerrard: Suarez better than Torres

Steven Gerrard has been discussing Luis Suarez.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard has been speaking about Luis Suarez and how highly he rates him.

Asked if he was the best player to put on a Liverpool shirt, he replied:

‘’Yes. Simple. He’s out on his own

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

Gerrard went onto admit he is scared that Luis Suarez could leave in the summer if Liverpool don’t finish within the top four.

Despite the good start to the season, Liverpool captain is still fearful that the talented front man could leave for another club in the summer, however, he did reiterate that the Uruguayan was committed to the cause at Anfield and doesn’t envisage the former want-a-player will leave in January.

When asked about whether the player could leave in January, Gerrard said:

‘’I don’t feel like that about January. January will be different because I think Luis is committed

‘’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’’

But, didn’t leave it there and worryingly enough did admit fear that the player could leave in the summer

‘’But, come the summer, I think it depending how Liverpool have done will determine what goes through Luis’ mind.’’

The controversy surrounding the player in recent years has brought a downer on what is definitely one of the best players in the Premier League, perhaps even one of the best in Premier League history.

The racial slur at Manchester United captain Patrice Evra was the first major incident which saw him fined a five figure sum and banned for an unprecedented EIGHT games, in which Kenny Dalglish and Liverpool didn’t paint themselves in glory after supporting the player through the incident.

Upon return, he was at it again when he bizarrely bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and was banned for 10 games for the incident.

The controversy didn’t stop there, and inexplicably fought to get away from the club that had supported him through so many misdemeanors, unforgiveable for me but in the modern game is usually accepted by the vast majority.

Liverpool fans will undoubtedly be running dry on Luis Suarez and the constant transfer speculation and I imagine there were be a few fans in the summer that wanted him gone, and don’t like this mercenary attitude. I, for one, can see their perspective – a great player he maybe, irreplaceable? No, he’s not that important.

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