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You remind me of Steven Gerrard – Luis Suarez tells Real Madrid star

Former Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has compared Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde to Liverpool legend Sven Gerrard.

Suarez said that Valverde reminds him of Gerrard, who is now the head coach of Premier League club, Aston Villa.

Suarez played alongside Gerrard for three-and-a-half seasons during their time at Liverpool.

Speaking with MARCA, Suarez likened Valverde to Gerrard. He elaborated:

I, honestly, and there are the newspaper archives, already in 2017, when Fede debuted in the national team, I already said that he reminded me of Steven Gerrard, who was a teammate of mine at Liverpool.”

He added: “He has similar abilities. A box-to-box player, with punch, who can change the rhythm, who arrives well. I don’t want to compare, but the characteristics are similar. Fede… I saw him coming and he has made a tremendous progression, surrounded by big stars [at Real Madrid]. It has served him well.”

Valverde has established himself as a vital squad member at Real Madrid over the past three seasons.

The 24-year-old joined the LaLiga champions from Penarol for a fee in the region of €5 million in the summer of 2016.

He has helped the Los Blancos lift seven trophies, including two La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League trophy.

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