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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard compares Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez

Steven Gerrard is widely regarded as the greatest player in Liverpool
Steven Gerrard is widely regarded as the greatest player in Liverpool's history.
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Modified 16 Feb 2021
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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has stated that Luis Suarez is the best player he played with. However, Gerrard revealed that he played his best football at Liverpool alongside Fernando Torres.

Speaking to the Robbie Fowler Podcast, the current Rangers manager said:

"The reason I always talk about Torres and Suarez is because I felt like I was in my prime at that time,"
"I played with you (Robbie Fowler) when I was very young, I was still raw, I was still developing at Liverpool.
"I played with Michael Owen when I was a little bit further along but I still didn’t feel I was in my peak years. I was still getting injury niggles and still finding my feet and my profile.
"I bumped into Torres and Suarez at the perfect time. More Torres because I’m in my peak years in those 2006, 07 and 08 years when I felt like I could go against anyone on the pitch.
"It didn’t matter who it was. I felt like I could face anyone at that time. I felt like I was at my peak. They’re my best memories from how I felt from a personal point of view."
"I didn’t play with Torres long enough because he went to Chelsea and broke my heart. And I probably came into Suarez as I’m just coming out of my peak years, even though I really enjoyed that relationship.
"If you asked me who was the best player on a daily basis consistently, Suarez was an animal but my best years were alongside Torres in terms of how I felt."

Gerrard also revealed that he tried his best to convince Torres not to leave Liverpool in 2011, although the decision had already been made.

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Published 16 Feb 2021, 20:20 IST
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