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

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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