Fernando Torres reveals sympathy for Liverpool’s Luis Suárez

Fernando Torres admits that he has sympathy for Luis Suárez's situation at Liverpool amid uncertainty over striker's future

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

Fernando Torres admits that he has sympathy for Luis Suárez’s situation at Liverpool amid the continuing uncertainty over the striker’s future.

Suárez recently made public his desire to quit Liverpool this summer, saying he needs a “change of environment” because he felt “persecuted” by the British media.

The 26-year-old Liverpool forward has never been far from controversy since his transfer to Anfield from Ajax back in January 2011 and is currently serving a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanović.

And Torres, who left Liverpool to join Chelsea in a British record £50m deal just before Suárez moved to Merseyside, says that he sympathises with the Uruguay international’s situation.

“I never had a problem with the media, the media had a problem with me,” Torres said. “That affects your family, your friends – it’s not easy.

“I know Luis. He is strong enough to play football despite all the rumours and all the talk but it’s not easy. Sometimes he might think it’s just better to forget about that and move away but it’s his decision.”

Suárez has been linked with a host of clubs in recent weeks, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid understood to be the front-runners to sign the forward.

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