Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has again paid tribute to skipper Steven Gerrard for his support over the summer.

Suarez admits Gerrard stuck close with him during his biting controversy.

"Steve Gerrard spoke a lot to me, gave me advice and told me what I needed to hear," he told Uruguayan radio station Sport 890. "When I was separated, he said he didn't like that and wanted me to be with the group. Today I feel very supported by my team-mates.

"The fans' support was also very important. I always could walk on the street with no trouble. I was never threatened or anything like that, it was all made up. The people told me to stay. I work hard for Liverpool and I will always be thankful to the club."

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