I’ve always wanted to be at Liverpool! Luis Suárez plays down exit reports

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez plays down reports he could be set to quit Anfield by insisting he is "extremely happy" on Merseyside

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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 moved to play down suggestions he could be ready to quit Liverpool in the summer by insisting he is “extremely happy” at Anfield.

The Uruguayan’s future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks after the striker’s stunning form for the Reds this season.

Suárez is currently just a goal behind Robin van Persie in the race for the Premier League golden boot, with 18 strikes to his name.

The 26-year-old, who has scored 25 goals in all competitions this season, has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in recent days.

However, the forward insists he is living a “dream” by playing for the Merseyside outfit and says he feels privileged to play for Liverpool.

He said: “I always say the same thing, every kid or young player growing up dreams of playing here at Liverpool, and today, here I am, highly privileged doing just that.

“I enjoy every minute to the maximum because it’s a great opportunity that my life has presented me and for which I am very pleased.

“I’m here at a club where I always wanted to be and where I always wanted to play, and for that I’m extremely happy.”

And although Suárez admitted he would be delighted to finish the season as the league’s top scorer, he insists he is simply focused on helping Liverpool finish as high as possible with 11 games left to play.

“Of course it’s a dream for any striker to be the top scorer in the Premier League, but to be honest it’s not one of my main aims,” he said.

“My focus is getting the team to the highest possible position in the league. For sure, I’d be delighted if I were to win the award and even more grateful to the club and my teammates because it would be thanks to them that I would be receiving any accolade.

“But for now, with quite a few games to go in the season and many other quality goalscorers in the Premier League, it’s too early to be thinking about any award.”

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