Luis Suarez has revealed that he believes Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip against Chelsea was ‘destiny’, and said that the LA Galaxy star remains one of his best friends.
As relayed by ESPN, Suarez opened up about the chance missed for Liverpool to secure their first Premier League title in 2014, but it would appear that he harbours no bad feelings about the fact that the club fell at the last hurdle.
The Uruguayan scored an incredible 31 Premier League goals during the 2013/14 season, enough to see Brendan Rodgers’ men seriously challenge Manchester City for England’s biggest prize.
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However, when it came down to crunch time the Reds were unable to best Chelsea, losing 2-0 in the pivotal clash, and that gave City the impetus to go on and lift the trophy.
Suarez on 'the slip'
Naturally many fingers have been pointed towards Gerrard, and the slip that allowed Demba Ba to burst through for the Blues’ first goal of the game, but Suarez merely believes it was destiny.
"I wish that we would have ended as champions," Suarez said.
"Things happened in the Chelsea game and, well, that's destiny. I definitely consider him one of my best friends in soccer because of what he meant to me on a personal level."
Going on to bigger things
Of course it might be fairly easy for Suarez to look back on those events without a bitter taste in his mouth, as he’s just come off the back of a treble-winning campaign with Barcelona.
The controversial striker has formed a lethal triumvirate with Lionel Messi and Neymar, with the three men notching well over 100 goals between them last season.
One gets the feeling that had Liverpool won the Premier League they might have had a better shot at keeping Suarez last summer. Does that mean his transfer for £75m was destiny, too?
Liverpool fans, do you think Suarez would have stayed at Anfield if you had won the Premier League title in 2014? Let us know in the comments box below.