Steven Gerrard knew Luis Suarez would ‘engineer’ a way out of Liverpool when he saw him bite Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup. The Uruguayan, who was handed a four month ban for the offence, switched Anfield for Barcelona in the summer in a £75m move, following a superb season for Liverpool.Gerrard revealed he had hoped Suarez would stay in the North West for at least one more season.
“I knew there was no way back for him then and I knew he was going to engineer a way out.”
However, he was resigned to losing last season’s top scorer when he saw Suarez’s headline-grabbing actions in Brazil.
“I thought he was going to stay, I thought we’d have got another year out of him,” said Gerrard. I was actually already on the floor when I saw the bite because we knew we were going out. It was a double blow, knowing you’re going out of the World Cup and knowing you’re going to lose your best player. I knew there was no way back for him then and I knew he was going to engineer a way out.”