Luis Suarez has admitted that he is grateful to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard for talking him out of a move to Arsenal.
The Uruguay international scored 31 goals during Liverpool’s campaign and was crowned PFA Player of the Year before joining Barcelona in a £75m deal this summer.
In his new book Luis Suarez, My Story: Crossing the Line, the 27-year-old said: “It would have been a big error that I would have made had it not been for Steven Gerrard.
“We spoke about this when I went to Melwood to pick up my things at the end of the summer and he said: ‘You did the right thing, you waited until the best moment.’
“He had told me to play well for Liverpool, give it another year and it will be Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Barcelona coming for you and then you can go where you want, because you have the quality to play at any of those three clubs.”