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Steven Gerrard has spoken about Luis Suarez before today’s match with Everton.
Our former captain, currently the U18 coach, has lauded the Uruguayan who starred for Liverpool between 2011 and 2014.
“Luis put one on a plate for me. He owed me that because I’d put a few on a plate for him so it was a nice moment for Luis and that’s the type of player he is, unselfish,” Gerrard told the official site, when asked about the Derby.
“He’s a top-class player and I wish he was leading the line for us at the weekend – but I’d still settle for Firmino, Mane and Salah.
“I’m quite looking forward to seeing how Everton handle them three because I wouldn’t want to play against them.”
In fairness, we’re not 100% convinced Luis Suarez would get in Liverpool’s side right now!
The 30-year-old has just six goals this term, exactly half as many as Roberto Firmino, Liverpool’s Brazilian no.9 who’s been heavily criticised for not being a good finisher!
Suarez has though scored 127 goals in 166 games since departing Anfield, winning two La Liga titles and the Champions League in the process.
He’s been one of the world’s best players for five years now and we reckon there’s life in him yet.