Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has revealed how he was convinced by then teammate and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard not to move to league rivals Arsenal, revealing that the Englishman told him one more season with the club would open bigger doors for him.
Suarez was on the verge of a move to Arsenal, with the Gunners making the now infamous 40 million plus one pound bid to trigger the release clause acquire the services of the Uruguayan. However, Liverpool rejected the bid and refused to let the player go.
The Barcelona forward has now revealed that he was angling for a move to Arsenal but Gerrard convinced him to stay back to get bigger opportunities like Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Suarez told Otro: "We qualified for the UEFA Europa League but the season ended badly.
"This was the last conversation I had with Gerrard at that moment and I told my agent that I had made my decision and I was staying.