Luis Suárez lifts lid on conversation with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
Luis Suárez reveals he told Steven Gerrard that he is the best player he's played with after helping Uruguay beat England 2-1
Luis Suarez told Steven Gerrard that he is one of the best players in the world despite the Liverpool captain’s role in England’s 2-1 loss to Uruguay.
The 34-year-old inadvertently headed the ball into his Liverpool team-mate’s path, with Suarez producing a powerful finish to seal three points with five minutes remaining.
He’s the best player I’ve played with
And Suarez, who scored 31 goals in 33 Premier League games last season, embraced the England skipper after the World Cup Group D clash on Thursday night.
“This is an unlucky moment for him,” Suarez said. “I don’t like it when he hurts like this.”
The Liverpool striker added: “I said: ‘Keep going, forget this game, you’re one of the best.’ He’s the best player I’ve played with.”
Suarez had given Uruguay the lead in the first half after guiding a header past Joe Hart, before Wayne Rooney levelled with 15 minutes remaining.
And the Uruguayan, who moved to Liverpool from Ajax in a £22.75m deal in 2011, claimed that he had dreamt about scoring at the World Cup.
“I had to keep calm, keep my cool and when I got the ball I just kicked it with my whole heart, thinking of all those who have supported me,” Suarez continued.
“It has been like a dream. It is something I have dreamt about very often. It was one of the best games I’ve played. It’s an amazing moment for me. Maybe a few days ago I thought this wouldn’t be possible.”