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Steven Gerrard says Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez will not go to Arsenal

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Steven Gerrard (L) of Liverpool and team mate Luis Suarez look dejected after the opening goal by Oscar of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on April 21, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Quick question: Which prolonged, annoying, tedious and potentially destructive transfer saga has become more painfully tiresome, the Luis Suarez bit or the Wayne Rooney bit?

Before you answer, make sure you are up to date with the latest of wearisome words on one of these sagas.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who sits just this side of your chosen maker in terms of reverence for most Anfield Road faithful, says Suarez’s desired move to Arsenal won’t happen.

In talking about the man who hit 30 goals in 44 appearances last year, Gerrard (pictured during Tuesday’s press briefing in London) could not say the Uruguayan striker will necessarily remain in Liverpool red. In fact, Gerrard says he doesn’t “have a clue” how all this will be resolved. But he seems confident that we can scratch the Arsenal option from the theater of the possible.

In fact, Gerrard does not believe the Uruguayn starlet, banished to training on his own during this ongoing kerfuffle, will go to any other English club. What Gerrard said Wednesday from London, site of Wednesday’s England-Scotland friendly:

I don’t know what is going to happen over the next few weeks. But I am really confident he won’t be going to anyone else in England.

“He is one of the best players in the world, so I can understand why clubs are showing an interest in him. If I can use my influence to try to make him stay, of course I will do that.

“I enjoy playing with him and I don’t want him to go. For Liverpool to be successful and to keep moving forward, we need to keep our best players.”