Steven Gerrard has told Luis Suarez that he is too big for Arsenal.
The Kop skipper became a confidante for the Uruguayan striker when he was trying to force through his departure from Anfield this summer.
Liverpool stood firm in the face of a £40,000,001 bid from the Gunners that sparked fury at the Merseyside club.
And although Gerrard knows from experience how a player can have his head turned, having twice been on the brink of leaving Liverpool to join Chelsea, he does not think a move to the Emirates would have been a step up for Suarez.
Gerrard said: "I didn't ever think Luis would leave well, not to another English club anyway.
"I don't want to disrespect Arsenal, because they are a fantastic club, but I don't see joining them as being a step forward for Luis.
"There are only really two or three clubs he should leave this football club for if he is taking a step forward.
"If we don't qualify for the Champions League this season he can go to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich and he can go with his head held high.
"The one thing I can assure you, it's not about money with Luis Suarez."
Gerrard added: "I understand we're a little bit off the Champions League here at the moment, but I think he would ruin the relationship he has got with the supporters here if he went to another English club.
"I saw what happened to Fernando Torres. I didn't want Luis to make the same mistake and that's the advice I gave him. He'll have another chance to move forward to a club that he deserves to be at."
Suarez will miss the clash with Manchester United today as he serves the final three games of a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last season.
And Gerrard believes that the Liverpool No 7 will learn from the inner torment he suffered when it came to rejecting Chelsea in 2004 and 2005.
He said: "It was all about whether I wanted to win more trophies with Chelsea or another club, or whether I was content to win less with Liverpool knowing that those trophies would mean more."