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Killer Suarez is Premier League's best, says Gerrard

ESPN staff
March 3, 2014
Steven Gerrard has recognised Liverpool are genuine contenders for the Premier League title © PA Photos

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool are lucky to have their "killer" striker Luis Suarez and has admitted the club are finally daring to dream of winning the Premier League title.

Suarez marked a landmark 100th league appearance with his 24th goal of the season during Liverpool's 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, a performance which Gerrard described as "relentless."

"I've run out of words to describe him. We're blessed in this country to have some really top forwards, top, top attacking players," Gerrard said.

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"But for me, without being biased, he's the best. I've said it many times, I look at Messi and Ronaldo and, yeah, they're world class players. But outside of that, you've got Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez who are pushing those two really close.

"Performances like this, where he hasn't scored for four or five games, but he's getting assists, he's causing so much problems. He's relentless. He's a winner, he's a killer and we're lucky to have him."

Victory at St Mary's boosted Liverpool up to second in the league on goal difference and four points behind leaders Chelsea.

Following the match, manager Brendan Rodgers once again played down his side's title chances but Gerrard indicated Liverpool are genuine contenders to secure what would be a first top-flight crown in 24 years.

"I think it is very nice that people are talking about us and we are in the title race - there's no getting away from that. We're in it," Gerrard said. "But it's important that we stay calm, keep taking it game by game and try to win as many as we can.

"Man City and Chelsea are still the favourites if you like because they've got that experience of going to win it. But I think they both know, listening to Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, that we are a big threat because we've got no Europe and we can be fresh every game.

"It does suit us at the moment being underdogs. What suits us as well is that we've got a lot of time to prepare."

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