Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted the club's season depends on the future of Luis Suarez.
If Suarez is allowed to leave this summer, the club will be taking a step back, according to Gerrard.
The England international is determined to see the 26-year-old stay at Anfield despite interest from both Arsenal and Real Madrid. Liverpool have recently received a club record bid from the Guners, of £40million plus £1 - but this was swiftly rejected as Liverpool look keen to keep hold of their prize asset.
The Reds captain has urged the Uruguayan to remain at Liverpool and if the time comes and Suarez wants to leave then he should only consider signing for Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Gerrard also believe an in-form Suarez will make a difference to any club, especially Liverpool as they chase that all important Champions League place.
"I've spoken to Luis loads and of course I'm trying to get him to stay," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo. "If we lose him then the challenge becomes even more difficult for Liverpool. It's that simple.”
Suarez scored 30 goals in 44 appearances for Liverpool last season and the Uruguayan international wants leave Liverpool to play Champions League football.
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