Liverpool can be better next season, insists Luis Suárez

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez believes the Reds can be better next season after a mixed first campaign under Brendan Rodgers

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Luis Suárez has scored 23 Premier League goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Luis Suárez believes Liverpool can be better next term after a mixed debut season under Brendan Rodgers.

The 40-year-old Northern Irishman led the Reds to a seventh-place finish after replacing Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm in May 2012.

Suárez was crucial to Liverpool’s bid for a top-seven finish as the Uruguay international scored 23 goals and made five assists in 33 Premier League appearances.

The 26-year-old, who won the Liverpool supporters’ player of the season award, is confident the Reds have made progress under Rodgers and can improve next season.

“My work is helping the team and I try my best on the pitch. I hoped the team would be in a better position but we tried our best. We are all ready for next season,” Suárez told Liverpool’s website.

“When the manager arrived here it was a little difficult because maybe he didn’t know the players or the club. The first season for the manager was good for the confidence of the players. Next season we can be better.

“Of course there’s more to come from not only me but all of the players in the dressing room. That’s important.”

Suárez, who received a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic in April, has scored 51 goals in 96 appearances after completing a £22.75m switch to the Reds from Ajax in January 2011.

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