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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