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Gerrard praises genius Suarez as Liverpool score late to hold Chelsea

Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez after he helped the club to a 2-2 draw at home against Chelsea today.

The Uruguayan scored in injury time late in the match to allow the Reds to pick up a point after Daniel Sturridge cancelled out Oscar's 26th minute opener before Eden Hazard converted from the penalty spot just before the hour-mark.

Despite Suarez landing himself in trouble for biting the arm of Branislav Ivanovic, skipper Gerrard was full of praise for the man he classes as one of the best in the world.

"I'm not aware of the incident," Gerrard told Sky Sports. "If there is clear footage then I'll make a judgement and comment when I've seen it, and I haven't seen it.

"I'd rather talk about his performance in the second half and his performances from day one this season. He's been by far the best player in the league.

"He's just behind Ronaldo and Messi as the best players in the world. I'll talk all day about Suarez as a genius and a player.

"When you're playing against Chelsea in big Premier League games, it's going to get spicy. Other people want to talk about unsavoury incidents, but you're going to get nothing out of me."

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