On this day: Gerrard hails Suarez as 'the best' while forward apologises for bite

Luis Suarez Bite

We’ve decided to take a look back at the stories making the headlines on this day last year, with stories about Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

There is plenty for Premier League fans to mull over this morning as Liverpool close in on a Premier League title, Manchester United react to another defeat while Sunderland and Crystal Palace gain some ground in the race to avoid relegation, but what were fans talking about this time last year.

Here are some of the main stories making the headlines on this day in 2013.

‘Suarez is the best’

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard described striker Luis Suarez as the best player in the Premier League.

Suarez missed the back end of last season through suspension after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic but that did nothing to stop the glowing report from his skipper.

Gerrard put Suarez in the same bracket as La Liga stars Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Lionel Messi of Barcelona.

‘Suarez apologies for bite’

The striker himself apologised for the incident which saw him have a nibble on the Serbian defender.

Suarez confirmed that he’d called the Chelsea defender personally and apologised for the incident during the 2-2 draw at Anfield over the corresponding weekend last year.

“I've spoken to Ivanovic on the phone and I could apologise directly to him. Thanks for accepting,” said Suarez on Twitter.

‘Mancini concedes title defeat’

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini conceded defeat in the Premier League title race.

The Italian side Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United deserved to win the league because they had taken advantage any time City had shown weakness and slipped up.

“They deserve to win this title because we lost a lot of points in games we didn't deserve to lose. But United won a lot of games in a row with goals and deserve to win the title,” the Italian told the BBC.

‘Arsenal owner richest in the UK’

Alisher Usmanov was announced as the wealthiest man in the UK with a fortune of around £13.3 billion.

Usmanov, who held around one third of shares in the North London club, has been connected to the Gunners since his first investment back in 2007.

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