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Steven Gerrard: Liverpool could have won title if Luis Suarez stayed

Steve Nicol defends his decision not to pick Liverpool against Spurs, but says their performance was no surprise.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told BT Sport that the club may have won the Premier League had Luis Suarez stayed at Anfield longer.

Suarez's 31 league goals during the 2013-14 season almost guided Brendan Rodgers' side to the title, only for Manchester City to pip them to the crown.

The Uruguay international left Merseyside for Barcelona that summer and helped the Spanish giants win the Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey during his first season at the Camp Nou.

"There's so many good teams in the Premier League but he would have given Liverpool a better chance," Gerrard said. 

"You're guaranteed goals, assists, he just causes every opposition problems and creates a lot of space for the players around him.

"He's relentless -- that's the word to sum him up. He scores great goals, all type of goals, he creates out of nothing.

"He occupies the whole back four by himself. He was an absolute dream to play with. He was always on the move so that you could pick him out.

"[He is] just a phenomenal footballer. He's gone to another level since he moved to Barcelona with his goal and assist return."

Suarez scored 82 goals for Liverpool in 133 appearances following his £22.8 million move from Ajax in January 2011.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.

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