Steven Gerrard says Luis Suarez is best player he has played with at Liverpool

Aug 14, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A general view of the pitch prior to the start of the Mexico vs. Ivory Coast match at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Liverpool is off to a fantastic start this season, they’re tied with Chelsea at 20 points behind league leaders, Arsenal. With Daniel Sturridge and mainly Luis Suarez up front, Liverpool has been able to score and win games.

“He is the key,” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said. “His goals, his performance and his form will be the key whether we finish in the top four or not.”

Suarez has scored 6 goals this season including a hat trick recently, second behind Sturridge. Suarez didn’t play until later in the season after he finished serving a suspension for biting an opponent. Gerrard thinks that Suarez’s ability to produce puts him in a class of his own at Liverpool, and he was asked if he was the best player Gerrard had ever played with at Liverpool.

“Yes. Simple.  He’s out on his own,” Gerrard told ESPN FC. “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.”

Suarez is the center of numerous transfer rumors and those rumors have kept Gerrard up at night. He doesn’t think Suarez will be transferred in January though.

“I don’t feel like that about January… January will be different because I think Luis is committed,” he added. “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 come the summer, I think depending how Liverpool have done will determine what goes through Luis’ mind.”

Topics: Liverpool

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