Liverpool fans will be weary of Luis Suarez spouting his mouth off this summer and looking forward to when the Uruguayan returns for pre-season so that the Merseyside giants can control his public pronouncements.
Today, Suarez has been quoted by the Sunday Sun explaining that he wants to leave Anfield due to the lack of Champions League football, Liverpool’s failure to mount a title challenge and then, of course, his anger towards the British media.
Suarez told the Sunday Sun: “If I receive an important offer to progress my career, I will study it. Some clubs have asked about me but I hand questions over to my agent. I am no stranger to rumours. I always want to improve. That’s why I left Ajax for Liverpool.”
Then Suarez talked of playing in Europe’s premier competition: “But this club needs to fight to enter the Champions League and, when it doesn’t happen, it damages the morale of any player. So I’ve suffered. It is hard to view the Premier League every week with never a chance of winning it.
Before talking about his favourite topic: “On top of that, the English media do not understand me. The controversies with Evra and Ivanovic were decisive. There are always extra questions when people analyse me. After the Evra incident, it was very difficult to convince people about the ‘real’ Luis Suarez. Things had improved but then the incident involving Ivanovic was another blow. Had that not happened, perhaps I would have been regarded as the best Premier League player last season.”
And, on his 10-game ban, Suarez said: “I consider my punishment over Ivanovic to be excessive but I accept the decision. It’s damaged my career. I don’t look for controversy but opponents are always provoking me. This is my challenge — to avoid responding. I have no problems with Brendan Rodgers. After those incidents, I received many messages of encouragement. The Liverpool supporters have been the best part of my time in England.”
It appears that Suarez is keen to exit Anfield as soon as possible. But, likely suitors Real Madrid and Chelsea are still yet to make a move. And, Arsenal are still way short of Liverpool’s valuation.
This transfer saga will run and run.