Gerrard: I feared all summer that Suarez would leave Liverpool
Liverpool were steadfast in their decision of not allowing Suarez to leave and although the striker tried to engineer a move forcefully but in the end he stayed back at the club. Gerrard has always backed Suarez thick and thin and wanted him to stay right from the beginning. He said as quoted in the BBC:
“Nobody tried harder than me to make him stay and he knows exactly what I think of him,” said Gerrard.
“I knew if we could keep him here, the better our chances would be.
“He is a special type of footballer and he gives us something different.
“When the club got the message to him that they were not going to sell him, he got his head down and has worked hard. He has never given us a moment’s problem.
“I think it is a credit to Luis for the way he has come back. A lot of players who have been in his position might have come back and spat the dummy out, not trying for the team. But he is not that type of guy.
“He realised that the club wanted to keep him and he has respected their decision. He is here now and he wants to stay. He wants to achieve something this season and he looks as hungry as he has ever done.”