Uruguay ace Luis Suarez has heaped fresh praise on Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard.

Suarez credits the skipper for helping him shoulder tough times and take his game to new levels.

He told Sports Illustrated: "This is tough. I've had a lot of great teammates who have been good players.

"As a player, these days, I would say Gerrard for his impact on my career.

"Not only as a person [in my life] but also as player on the field, because of how he speaks of me, how he's been there in difficult moments, and I appreciate that very much."

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