Gerrard believes Liverpool could lose Suarez
After a stunning two goal performance by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in a 5-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday, injured Red’s captain Steven Gerrard made some interesting, but very real comments about the Uruguayan star and his future at Anfield.
Gerrard, who is out injured for up to six weeks, spoke with Sky Sports News about his teammate after Sunday’s drubbing saying, “He’s relentless, he doesn’t give up no matter what the scoreline is, he’s always chasing defenders back. We’re lucky to have him and we need to enjoy him while he’s here because if he keeps performances up like this, I hate to say it, but the big guns are going to be sniffing which is what we don’t want.”
While it seems likely at this point in the season that Liverpool will qualify for Champions League play, Gerrard believes the team cannot do it without Suarez:
“Luis is the key to Champions League qualification. If he can stay in this form and keep producing good performances and goals like that, there’s no doubt we’ll finish in the top four and that’s what Luis wants and that’s what he deserves, he deserves to be in the Champions League. A player of that quality has to be in the Champions League.”
The captain then made some controversial claims about standing in world football saying, “I think on current form he’s the best player in the world and that’s not being biased because he’s my teammate and I’m a big fan of him. He scored two today and set up all the others and still hasn’t got man of the match and goes to show how good Jordan Henderson was.”
Suarez leads the league with 17 goals, the next closest being Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero with 13. Liverpool will next face Cardiff City on December 21st.