Gerrard: Suarez too good for Arsenal

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Steven Gerrard claims he told Luis Suarez not to join Arsenal last summer because the striker was ‘too good’ for them.

The Gunners believed they had met a release clause in Suarez’s Anfield contract when they bid £40,000,001 last summer but Liverpool rejected the offer and Suarez’s goals instead took the Reds close to landing the Premier League title.

Gerrard understood Suarez still had ambitions to leave, but proved right in his prediction that he could earn himself a move to Spanish giants Barcelona with an outstanding final season at Anfield – with Barca having paid £75million for his services this summer despite the four-month ban he received for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

“Last summer, when Luis was out in the cold, I told him, ‘Don’t go to Arsenal’,” Gerrard told several national newspapers. “With all due respect to them, I told him he was too good for Arsenal.

“Luis’ dream, from the first day he came to us, was to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona. I said, ‘If you score 30 goals for us and win the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, they will come back for you.’

“I thought for his own sake, and to get our fans’ respect, he had to give us at least one more year.”

Suarez, 27, hit 31 goals last season, but Liverpool were pipped to the post by Manchester City in the title race.

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