Liverpool transfers: Uruguay’s Luis Suárez not thinking about his future
Liverpool transfers: Luis Suárez says he is focused on Uruguay's Confederations Cup campaign and not his Reds future
Luis Suárez says he is focused on helping Uruguay win the Confederations Cup and not improving his reputation to help secure a move away from Liverpool.
The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield after the striker confirmed he wanted a change of scenery following a difficult two-and-a-half year spell in the Premier League.
Real Madrid are reported to be weighing up a potential move for the Reds forward, who is currently serving a 10-game ban after biting Branislav Ivanović in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in April.
But Suárez, who helped fire Uruguay to the Copa America crown in 2011, is adamant that he is not thinking about his future at the moment and wants to help his country win the competition in Brazil.
“Here I come to play for Uruguay and not thinking what I can do to benefit a transfer,” Suárez said at a news conference.
“My only goal is to win the cup.”
Suárez was one of the Premier League’s standout performers last season and was among the nominees for the PFA’s player of the season award after scoring 23 of Liverpool’s top-flight 71 goals.
However, in May, the Uruguayan admitted he wanted to leave Liverpool for “family” reasons and to improve his “image”, with a string of controversies dogging his spell in England.
“My reason for leaving is not the money,” Suárez said last month.
“If it were for the money I would have left already. My main reason is my family and my image – that’s my priority now.
“It’s a difficult moment for me. The coach and my colleagues know that they didn’t treat me well [in England].
“I don’t feel comfortable here any more, so I think it’s understandable that I leave.”