Reds skipper believes red-hot attacker is keen to stay at Anfield this summer.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard does not feel that the recent ten-game ban handed down to front man Luis Suarez by The Football Association will force the Uruguay international to leave Merseyside at the end of the season, says the Liverpool Echo.
Suarez, 26, was hit with the lengthy suspension for biting the upper arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanvoic during a Premier League encounter at Anfield last month.
As a result, the mercurial and controversial forward has been forced to both sit out the remaining four matches of the club’s Premier League season, as well as the first six encounters of the next campaign, which could mean that Suarez will not feature for the Reds again until mid September at the earliest.
However, Gerrard is adamant that Suarez, who this campaign became the first Liverpool player since Fernando Torres to hit 30 or more goals in a season, will still be at the club this time next year.
“Luis has done the right thing by apologising and taking his medicine,” Gerrard said.
“He’s really unhappy he can’t help the team, and he was really down when the ban came through. But once he is back from his ban, we will be the ones that benefit.
“Luis will want to make it up to the club and the team that he has been out for so long. He will be desperate to atone for that.
“I don’t think that what’s happened to Luis will affect him much in terms of his future. Maybe one day we will have to accept that Luis wants to move on, and that will be his decision.
“But I don’t see any signs of it at the moment. Luis has been really happy here at Liverpool and he seems settled here. I don’t see him wanting to leave right now.”