Liverpool target Luis Suárez wants Premier League switch

The Ajax skipper is confident he can follow in Carlos Tévez's Premier League footsteps

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez (left) has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool

Luis Suárez

Liverpool target Luis Suárez is confident he can impress in the Premier League should he seal a move to England.

The Ajax forward has been heavily linked with a move to Merseyside with Liverpool believed to have already made an offer for the Uruguayan. The Reds are however yet to reach the Dutch club’s valuation of their prized asset, which is believed to be in the region of £20m.

Suárez, 23, is convinced he would be able to swiftly adapt to the physical style of English football like fellow South American Carlos Tévez.

“[England] is a league that attracts me, a country where the football is really good,” Suarez told the Sunday Times.

“Alongside the Spanish league it is the best in the world. In England you have a lot of clubs with aspirations to become champions and they are also very strong in the Champions League at the European level.

“I used to think that English football was not my style. But I saw Tévez play at Boca and Corinthians and I never imagined that he would play in the Premier League.

The Dutch footballer of the Year added: “When I see the way that Tévez plays there I think I can be a big name in England. It’s because of the energy, and the spirit they put into the game in England. Now, I think it’s a kind of football that suits me.”

The Ajax captain has an impressive return of 110 goals in just 154 appearances for the Dutch club. Suárez hit the headlines in November when he was banned for 10 games by the Dutch FA for biting an opponent.

And it was not the first time Suárez has become embroiled in controversy after the forward deliberately handled the ball on the goal line to stop Ghana scoring the winner in the dying seconds of Uruguay’s World Cup quarter-final against the African nation last summer.

Although Ghana were awarded a spot-kick and Suárez sent off, Asamoah Gyan missed the resulting penalty and the South American nation progressed to the semi-finals after emerging victorious from the subsequent shoot-out.

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