Steven Gerrard is the best player I’ve played with says Uruguay hero Luiz Suarez

DOWN 'N'OUT: England's Steven Gerrard walks off dejected
DOWN 'N'OUT: England's Steven Gerrard walks off dejected

WHEN Luis Suarez was held aloft by his Uruguay team-mates at the final whistle in Sao Paulo, he admitted it was a moment he had dreamt of.

But despite the elation of victory, he felt the pain of Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard.

His slip is seen as one of the key reasons the Reds’ title charge came to an end, while his unfortunate header back to goal allowed Suarez to score the winning goal.

“I told him to keep going,” Suarez said. “He’s the best player I’ve played with on the pitch.

“This is an unlucky moment for him. I don’t like it when he hurts like this. I said ‘Keep going, forget this game, you’re one of the best’.”