Suarez showed no respect in training for anybody - Gerrard knew that Liverpool showed a 'top player'
According to Reds great Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez had "no respect for everyone" in training in Liverpool, which was a sign that he would be a "good player." Uruguay striker Suarez scored 82 goals in 113 games between January 2011 and July 2014, during a productive three-and-a-half-year stay on Merseyside.
During a sensational 2013-14 campaign, Suarez netted 31 Premier League goals, seeing Liverpool agonizingly lose out on the title to top-flight rivals Manchester City.
Former captain Gerrard recalled how at Melwood the relentless resolve and willingness to fight for Suarez was still on display.
It was the drive the convinced Gerrard to play alongside a different talent almost immediately, even though it meant that the Reds' defenders had a rough time in training.
"A lot of strikers we used to sign had respect for Jamie Carragher's likes and other names around the squad but in a good way he didn't respect anyone in training," Gerrard told BBC's Day Top 10 podcast about the now Barcelona superstar.
He 'd be backing them up, he 'd be pushing them a little in, he 'd have elbows up and I'd say that's not usually something you'd see in training, you 'd normally see a lot of respect but Luis will run through everyone and get a defender up the wall at any moment.
"In days and not weeks you knew straight away that he was going to be a standout player for Liverpool."
It was during the 2013-14 campaign that the Reds had the title 's destiny in their own hands before a 2-0 loss to Chelsea, remembered for the infamous slip by Gerrard which allowed Demba Ba to open the scoring.
Six years on and for the first time in 30 years Liverpool are England champions, a feat Gerrard claims would help "flush a few demons." "First and foremost, burying a few demons was fantastic to me, it was certainly a big relief from 2014," the Rangers boss added.
"As a fan of Liverpool and an ex-player, I've seen the huge, long wait and I'm always in contact with a lot of the players in that dressing room and many of them have shared the pain.
"For everyone linked to the club it was amazing, but due to my own views, being a supporter and ex-player and a lot of my family are also Liverpool fans in many respects it was mixed emotions.
"I'm still on a very big high, to be honest with you, seeing all the TV coverage and seeing all the emotions swirling around."