Liverpool striker Suarez hails Gerrard leadership

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits Steven Gerrard's leadership has had a big influence on him wanting to stay at Anfield.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits Steven Gerrard's leadership has had a big influence on him wanting to stay at Anfield.

Gerrard is such a good player and what he said about me I will never forget. It's unbelievable. He has such a good record over many years in the English game and is a great example to all the players here, especially to me.

He told the Daily Mail: "We all respect him. He has won almost everything and if anything goes wrong on the pitch he never tells the players off. He just speaks to them afterwards and when he speaks to them you can take it as a fact that he is right. He is just trying to help people.

"Steven has also said things to me in private that I will never forget, about things that have happened and things that I can do here. These are conversations that players have. People don't hear them but they are so important. They make a difference to a person like me, to my career and my life.

"The ones we had are private but say everything about him. Steven has given me motivation to carry on and do well with what he has said. He has helped me hugely."

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