Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes Luis Suarez will stay at the club and sample Champions League football.

Suarez has not been "moping around" at Liverpool despite frustrations about being locked into his Anfield contract.

And Gerrard said Suarez should wait for Real Madrid or Barcelona before contemplating leaving.

Gerrard said: "If he was to stay around for 12 months and we achieved a top-four finish there is no better place in the world to play Champions League football than in front of an Anfield crowd.

"If he was to go abroad to a Madrid or Barcelona I would totally understand it.