The Uruguayan speaks out on his former captain’s departure.
FC Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is the latest high profile star to comment on Steven Gerrard’s announced departure from Liverpool this summer.
Suarez played alongside Gerrard at Anfield for three-and-a-half years before he too left the club to join Barca in a £75m transfer at the end of the 2013/14 season.
Whilst Reds manager Brendan Rodgers says that he will have to find a world-class replacement for his skipper, the Uruguay international says no one in football can fill the 34-year-old’s boots.
“There are a small number of players in the world that are irreplaceable, and Steven is one of them,” Suarez told the Mirror.
“Not just irreplaceable as a player, but also as a captain, and what he represents for Liverpool.”
Gerrard will leave Merseyside and join MLS franchise LA Galaxy – the former team of fellow Englishman David Beckham and the current side of ex-teammate Robbie Keane.
Many at the club regard the midfielder as the greatest in their history and the midfield ace will leave having at least won two FA Cups, three League Cups, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League.
Gerrard would of course love to win at least one more trophy before calling time on his career at his boyhood side, which doesn’t seem so unlikely with the Merseysiders in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, Fourth Round of the FA Cup and knockout stages of the Europa League.