Gerrard understands the Uruguayan’s decision to leave for Barcelona.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has come out in the open by stating that he had a major influence on Luis Suarez’s decision not to go to Arsenal last summer, despite the Gunners allegedly triggering a clause in his contract that enabled him to leave for a Champions League club.
Gerrard believes that the Gunners were not good enough for a striker of the calibre of Suarez.
“Last summer, when he was out in the cold and training on his own, that’s the conversation I had with him. I said, ‘Don’t go to Arsenal. With all due respect to them, I said to him that he was too good for Arsenal,” the 34-year-old was quoted by the Mirror.
Gerrard told his teammate that his dream clubs in Barcelona and Real Madrid would come back for him if he performed well for the Reds last season, and as it turns out, the ex-England ace was not wrong.
The midfielder understands that Suarez could not have refused a dream offer from one of the biggest clubs in the world and accepts that a move to Barca or Madrid was always on the cards.
The Gunners meanwhile, would feel a bit hard done by as they could have gone all the way in the Premier League last season if a red hot Suarez was not shrewdly manipulated by the Reds’ hierarchy into staying put at Anfield.
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