Luis Suarez 'deserves Champions League football' says Steven Gerrard
Concerns striker will move elsewhere if Liverpool fail to finish fourth
Monday 21 January 2013
Steven Gerrard has told his team-mates to ensure Liverpool finish in the top four this season for Luis Suarez because he “deserves to be in the Champions League”.
The Reds have stuck by Suarez through some tough times, but the Uruguayan may nevertheless decide his future lies elsewhere should the Anfield club fail to book their place among Europe's elite.
"Hopefully, we can put a fight on for him between now and the end of the season to finish fourth and we make a decision for him," Gerrard was quoted as saying in The Sun.
"Only he knows what his ambitions and dreams are. Luis deserves to be in the Champions League - everyone has to admit that. Outside of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, I'll argue he's as good as anyone else.
"He's probably the best player I've played with and I've played with some top players in my career."
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