Liverpool’s Suarez getting close to Messi & Ronaldo, insists Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Luis Suárez is getting "so close" to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Steven Gerrard
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool’s “world-class” Luis Suarez can challenge Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the title of the world’s best player.

The Uruguay international scored a sensational four goals in a 5-1 victory over Norwich City at Anfield on Wednesday night, taking his tally to 13 goals in nine top-flight games this season.

He’s getting so close to the main two, Ronaldo and Messi

Gerrard on Suarez

The 26-year-old forward even created Raheem Sterling’s late strike, and Liverpool captain Gerrard thinks Suarez is getting “so close” to rivalling Messi and Ronaldo.

“You have seen a world-class performance, probably one of the best individual performances I’ve seen at Anfield – and I’ve been playing here a long time,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s website.

“Having worked with him every single day, it’s probably less of a surprise to me as it is to the supporters. I’ve been pushing his corner for a long time that he is up there with the best in the world.

“I think he’s getting so close to the main two, Ronaldo and Messi. If he keeps going, I think he can catch them. His fourth goal was average and it was a 30-yard free-kick, so I think that sums his performance up.”

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