Liverpool’s Luis Suárez sets sights on Champions League spot

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez believes Champions League qualification is still a realistic target if the Reds continue their form

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Luis Suárez joined Liverpool in a £22.75m deal in January 2011 Photo: Back Page Images

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Luis Suárez has set his sights on bringing Champions League football back to Liverpool next season.

The Uruguay international failed to get on the score-sheet as the Reds secured a 2-2 draw with defending champions Manchester City on Saturday after the South American netted in a stalemate with Arsenal last week.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are nine points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur – but Suárez has taken heart from Liverpool’s recent performances and believes the Reds can finish in the top four if they continue to their good form.

“I’m very pleased and very happy because Liverpool is growing,” Suárez told Liverpool’s website.

“It’s not the team that it once was as they have had a dip. But now we have a new coach who has a philosophy of the game with which the players are very happy.

“The only thing missing is to have more positive results so we can finish in a Champions League spot. We showed we can match anyone – we had chances to win many of those matches.

“If we go into every game in the Premier League with the same intensity that we’ve shown in the big matches we can be much higher in the table.”

Suárez also reiterated his happiness at the Merseyside outfit despite reports of a potential summer move away from Anfield.

“I’m very happy here and my family love the life here too. I want to enjoy being at this club where I, like all the kids, dreamed of playing and now I’m fulfilling that dream,” he added.

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