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Suarez hails 'hero' Gerrard

Created on 25 Dec., 2012 9:11 PM GMT

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has praised Steven Gerrard and says the England midfielder was one of his heroes prior to his move to Anfield.

The controversial former Ajax star, who has already notched 11 goals in the English Premier League this season, had words of praise for Gerrard.

Suarez admits he enjoyed controlling Gerrard on the Playstation before joining the 32-year-old on Merseyside almost two years ago.

"It's hard to find words to describe what a great player Steven has been – and continues to be – for the club," Suarez told the club's website.

"It was only four years ago or so that I was playing on the Playstation and I was always Liverpool and to have him in my team was great. Now I'm playing alongside him – he was a hero."

Suarez also reiterated his commitment to the Anfield club, who are eighth in the Premier League after Saturday's 4-0 win over Fulham.

"I'm very, very happy here at the club, I couldn't be happier. Liverpool is a club I've always dreamt of playing at. It's like a dream for me," he said.

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