Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed he had the opportunity to join German giants Bayern Munich last summer and wants striker Luis Suarez to avoid temptation and stay at Anfield.
Suarez, 26, has been linked with a move away from Merseyside after the club failed to gain Champions League qualification for the forth-consecutive season.
But Gerrard, 33, speaking before his testimonial match at Anfield against Olympiakos on Saturday, wants to be a role model for the troubled striker and said: "I had a chance to move last year to a Champions League club. There was no temptation.
"That is a message for Luis. Maybe it will be time for him to go next year or the year after. I don't think it is the right time for him to go just yet," added Gerrard.
Loyalty towards a club is a rarity in today's footballing world and the 33-year-old is one, of a short list, to stay at one club for his whole career to date.
Fellow Englishman Paul Scholes was at Manchester United from the start of the Premier League in 1992 and has retired as a United legend at the end of last season. Ryan Giggs remains at Manchester United after 23 years at the club.
Spanish internationals Iker Casillas and Xavi have both been at their respective clubs for the duration of their playing careers.
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