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So Suarez Was Too Good For Liverpool Too, Right?

So Suarez Was Too Good For Liverpool Too, Right?

Last summer Arsene Wenger made an audacious attempt to sign Liverpool`s (now of Barcelona) Luis Suarez for £40m+1, it goes without saying that the transfer never came off (thank the lord our Dennis) and Steven Gerrard likes to think he played some part in that (he likes to think he`s played some part in everything).

Gerrard has been quoted in the Telegraph as saying he told Suarez he was "too good for Arsenal".

He said "Last summer when he was out in the cold and training on his own that`s the conversation I had with him. I said, 'Don`t go to Arsenal`.

"I would have been really sad and disappointed to see Luis go to Arsenal. With all due respect to them, I said to him that he was too good for Arsenal. I said if you score 30 goals for us and win the PFA Player of the Year, the press Player of the Year - I knew he was going to win them - I told him Real or Barcelona will come for you."


When you put aside Liverpool`s often times devastating attack, and it was, for all that, they still only finished 5 points in front of Arsenal (and without any Silverware (yes I am still beating that drum, we were beaten with the "how long since you last won anything" drum for yonks, so I`m milking it)).

Now had Suarez signed for Arsenal I`m 99% sure we would have been more than five points better off and Liverpool would definitely have been more than 5 points worse off, so by extension if Suarez is "too good" for Arsenal (he isn`t) then it makes perfect sense that he was too good for Liverpool! (he was).




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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday July 31 2014
Time: 12:12AM

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The mere fact he wanted to leave Liverpool for Arsenal underscores that he was too good for them and thought we were the better draw. As it has now turned out, he just wanted to leave! Time for Liverpool (players, owners, fans) to get over that transfer saga, accept the ya don't have the pull anymore and move on.
Naijagunner
31/07/2014 00:33:00
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*underscores the fact*. I like Gerrard for the player he is/was but with talk like this (No, this isn't banter), I question his own sense of self worth. I know it shook the entire hierarchy of their club when we went for him but it is no reason for the all the lasting bile.
Naijagunner
31/07/2014 00:36:00
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Steven Gerrard was/is/and ever shall be a massive massive egotist. He believes he is the be all and end all of everthing. Great player, utter bell-end.
Rocky7
31/07/2014 00:44:00
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Gerrard would've left Liverpool years ago too given the choice, remember the dalliance with the chavs? Threats to him regarding the family that would've remained in Liverpool from the scouse gangland that his family got themselves entwined with put paid to that. He'll never be allowed to go, hence the permanently haunted look. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/7341485.stm
nikolaijns
31/07/2014 00:46:00
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9 Liverpool players done over whilst playing abroad now. That kind of thing will be a talking point for players, it's a small world these days. Liverpool have qualified for CL this year, it's not rocket science is it?
nikolaijns
31/07/2014 01:01:00
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Heh! They have been extremly bitter about this whole Sanchez thing. If he scores the winner past them it's only going to get worse too. Which is nice.
Rocky7
31/07/2014 01:01:00
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9? Really? Sounds like an inside job to me! I have seen them all wearing tracksuits on Sky Sports. My money is on Jamie Carragher.
Rocky7
31/07/2014 01:04:00
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Suarez wanted to join Arsenal and technically as even John Henry later admitted, Arsenal activated his release clause as well. The whole media and scouse outrage after our bid was basically all noise with no substance. Suarez was kept against his will and there was no doubt he thought his career would be better served at AFC. Alls well that ends well though. The Sanchez saga also reinforced the fact that great club though Liverpool is, Arsenal is a bigger draw for top players as it stands.
Deltaforce
31/07/2014 05:24:00
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Here you go Rocky, apologies for the link to the Daily Heil. Obviously we're going back a few years as this was written 6 yrs ago, but then they haven't really been in Europe much recently have they? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1083691/Liverpool-midfielder-Lucas-Leiva-ninth-Reds-star-burgled.html
nikolaijns
31/07/2014 08:13:00
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Big fat Chilean cigars btw, sorry about the late reply John but that's what we're smoking down here.
nikolaijns
31/07/2014 08:19:00
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