Steven Gerrard remained loyal to Liverpool last term despite offers from Champions League sides, and urges Suarez to do the same…
Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has claimed that he rejected offers from a Champions League team last term, according to The Times.
According to the newspaper, Bayern Munich was the club in question, who eventually went on to win the treble.
Steven Gerrard has regularly been linked to big clubs throughout his career, most notably Chelsea during Jose Mourinho’s first stint in charge.
The legendary midfielder though, has reiterated his commitment to the Reds.
“I had a chance to move last year to a Champions League club. There was no temptation,” said the 33-year-old midfielder.
“I have been through that enough before. That is the message for Luis. I am hoping from a biased point of view that he gives us another year and shows us the form he did last season. Maybe it will be time for him to go next year or the year after. I don’t think it is the right time for him to go just yet,” Liverpool’s skipper added.
The comment seems like a direct plea for Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez to stay at the club. Arsenal have already had two bids rejected, but the enigmatic striker is desperate to play Champions League football.
With three years left on his contract, Liverpool will only accept an offer above £50m. They seem to have already made contingency plans however, with a £21m bid for Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian forward Diego Costa.
Rumours are rife that Luis Suarez is set to hand in a transfer request, so it remains to be seen whether the striker will listen to Gerrard’s advice.