Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he will use whatever influence he can to try and persuade Luis Suarez to stay at the club.

The Uruguayan continues to be linked with a summer shift to Arsenal but Gerrard, speaking ahead of England's midweek friendly with Scotland, suggested he was confident the former Ajax star would remain at Anfield.

"If I can use my influence to try to make him stay, I will try to do that," he told Sky Sports News. "For Liverpool to move forward, it's important we keep our best players.

"I really don't know what is going to happen with him but I'm really confident he won't be going to anyone else in England."

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