One of the biggest signings of this summer transfer window is without doubt Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona for a price tag of £75 as the Spanish club wants to win major titles in the next season which was something that Barcelona failed to do in the previous season.
But even before Barcelona displayed interest in signing the Uruguayan phenomenal there were a number of clubs that were willing to go deep in their pockets and sign Luis Suarez including Arsenal as the team of Arsene Wenger launched an offer of £40m hoping that it would be enough to sign Luis Suarez but it never happened.
The iconic figure of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard has now revealed that he suggested Suarez to not join Arsenal as Suarez is simply too good for them.
Steven Gerrard said: “His dream all along from the first day he came was to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona. Last summer when he was out in the cold and training on his own that’s the conversation I had with him. I said, ‘Don’t go to Arsenal’. With all due respect to them, I said to him that he was too good for Arsenal. I said, ‘If you score 30 goals for us and win the PFA Player of the Year, the press Player of the Year, Barcelona and Madrid will come back for you. I have experience of those clubs myself and I know if you play well they will come back and come back. So I knew they’d be back for him as well’’
Arsene Wenger responded to those statements as the manager of Arsenal replied by saying that any player is never too good to join Arsenal. Taking into consideration that Luis Suarez joined Barcelona, Brendan Rodgers has reinforced other areas of the squad by signing Emre Can, Suso, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic,Divock Origi and Andre Wisdom but the role that the English midfielder Steven Gerrard will play in his remaining few years of his career remain as influential as ever. Even at his 34 years of age, Gerrard continues making an impact at Anfield Road as he concluded the previous campaign of the Premier League by providing 14 assists which was more than any other player in the English league.