Gerrard 'the best player I've played with' says Liverpool star Suarez

Luis Suarez Uruguay

Luis Suarez was full of support for his club captain Steven Gerrard yesterday after Uruguay beat England 2-1.

You could have guessed it would happen. England are on the brink of elimination from the FIFA World Cup after losing to Uruguay 2-1 in Sao Paulo. The goalscorer of course ... Luis Suarez. He tucked away his two chances which leaves England on the precipice and Suarez once again the villain in the British media's eyes.

He obviously enjoyed getting one over on England. He has got plenty of stick since his move to Liverpool. Although he really can't complain. He brings it on himself by (allegedly) making racist comments and biting people on the arm!

But last term that was all forgotten as he was by far the best player in the Premier League, leading Liverpool to a fabulous campaign - which almost ended in a Premier League title. His behaviour and attitude also improved, so it seems measures have been taken to kerb his sensationalism.

He was awarded every individual medal going at the end of the season and he showed why yesterday. After the game he spoke about getting one over on England:

"Before the game, too many people in England laughed about my attitude over the last few years. This is a very good time for me. I want to see what they think now."

But he was not pleased to see one England player again have a moment to forget. Steven Gerrard failed to get a full connection on Fernando Muslera's long punt upfield - effectively setting up his Liverpool team-mate for the second goal. Suarez had nothing but sympathy and admiration for his club captain:

"This is an unlucky moment for him. I don't like it when he hurts like this. I said, 'Keep going, forget this game, you're one of the best'. He's the best player I've played with."

Gerrard struggled to get a foothold in the game yesterday as England failed to meet the tempo they dictated in the previous game against Italy. But he has one supporter in Suarez, and Liverpool fans should be happy. Even when playing for England Gerrard finds a way to assist Suarez.

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