What does Suarez have to do to become a legend at Liverpool?

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Suarez has hailed both Gerrard and Dalglish.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said he has got a long way to go before he can match the heights that both Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard have reached at Anfield.

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, the Uruguayan says the club has a long history of great players and hopes to write his own name in history.

Suarez said: ‘Kenny is no 1. When he was a player he was just unbelievable. I’ve watched the videos of him.

‘Stevie for me is the best player we have here. He has achieved so much.

‘He’s our captain and a great leader. In the dressing room he never thinks he’s better than anyone else. For me he’s been one of the best players in the world for a lot of years.’

Players are often remembered for the contributions they have made to trophy winning sides, and so far the only honour that Luis Suarez has to his name during his time at Anfield is the League Cup. Both Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing were part of that team and they are not fondly remembered amongst the Liverpool faithful.

Kenny Dalglish scored the winning goal in the 1978 European Cup final, scored the winning goal to secure the League Championship in 1986 as well as countless other important contributions during his playing career in a Liverpool shirt.

Steven Gerrard has an FA Cup final named after him, led the fight back which delivered Liverpool’s fifth European Cup as well as being the scorer of many important goals for the Reds – you could also add that he has given so much service to the club during that period of time.

What Suarez can do is stay with the club for a long time. In terms of his ability he does rank alongside Liverpool’s elite but Suarez can write himself into the history books by staying at Anfield for a prolonged period, whilst Brendan Rodgers tries to build a side around him that can compete for honours season after season.

That way he will be fondly remembered, especially if he wins a couple of the big prizes to go with it.

A lot of his play will already be remembered for a while, terrific goalscoring and technical ability and some outstanding individual performances.

It’s all well and good remembering great performances, but if they mean something at the end of it all, that’s the kind of thing that can push him close to the class of Gerrard and Dalglish.

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