Gerrard: Suarez too good for Arsenal
Steven Gerrard has claimed that former teammate Luis Suarez was too good to join Arsenal last summer.
While Suarez has since left Anfield to join Barcelona, Gerrard advised the Uruguayan to shun interest from the Gunners, who triggered a release clause in his contract, last summer.
Several British newspapers reported the Liverpool skipper saying: "Last summer, when Luis was out in the cold, I told him, 'Don't go to Arsenal'. With all due respect to them, I told him he was too good for Arsenal.
"Luis' dream, from the first day he came to us, was to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona. I said, 'If you score 30 goals for us and win the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, they will come back for you.'
"You can't begrudge him his dream, leaving for Barca, but I'd have been disappointed if he had left for Arsenal."
Gerrard can now expect a particularly hostile reception at the Emirates when the Reds visit Arsenal on April 4.
Source: PA Sport