Suarez open to Liverpool exit
The Uruguayan confessed that he would talk to rivals with greater prospects of competing in European competition than the Reds
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted that he could leave Anfield and would talk to any interested clubs, even though he is “very happy” on Merseyside.
The Uruguayan, who tops the Premier League scoring charts with 22 goals, confessed that he could be lured away from Liverpool by the prospect of Champions League football.
Brendan Rodgers’ side crashed out of the Europa League in the last 32 against Zenit St Petersburg and haven’t taken part in Europe’s premier club competition since the 2008-09 season.
“You never know in football,” Suarez told AFP when asked if he could be on the move. “A player’s ambition is always there, the ambition of wanting to play in elite teams is always there.
“I’m in a world-class team, an elite team like Liverpool. And if another team comes around with more prospects of competing in international club competitions games, which is willing to have [me], they are welcome.
“We would talk to the club, we would see if I want to go, if I don’t want to go.”
The 26-year-old also defended his “slyness” on the pitch, and credited the trait for helping him become the player he is today.
Suarez handled the ball to prevent a goal against Ghana in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals, bit an opponent in the Eredivisie and received an eight-game ban over charges that he racially abused Patrice Evra.
“You can lose some things, but you can never lose the slyness, the passion that you have had since you were a kid playing in the street,” Suarez continued.
“If I didn’t have the character that I have today on the pitch, I don’t think that I would have become the player I am today.”