Although Gerrard knows from experience how a player can have his head turned, having twice been on the brink of leaving Liverpool to join Chelsea, he does not think a move to the Emirates would have been a step up for Suarez.
Gerrard said: “I didn’t ever think Luis would leave – well, not to another English club anyway.
“I don’t want to disrespect Arsenal, because they are a fantastic club, but I don’t see joining them as being a step forward for Luis.
“There are only really two or three clubs he should leave this football club for if he is taking a step forward.
“The one thing I can assure you, it’s not about money with Luis Suarez.”
Gerrard added: “I understand we’re a little bit off the Champions League here at the moment, but I think he would ruin the relationship he has got with the supporters here if he went to another English club.
“I saw what happened to Fernando Torres. I didn’t want Luis to make the same mistake and that’s the advice I gave him. He’ll have another chance to move forward to a club that he deserves to be at.”
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