Luis Suárez ‘disturbed’ by Liverpool’s Champions League failure

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez admits he finds it disturbing that the Reds are unable to qualify for the Champions League every season

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

Luis Suárez has admitted he finds it disturbing that Liverpool are not competing in the Champions League on a regular basis.

The 26-year-old has made no secret of his desire to leave the 18-time English champions in the summer and the forward has been heavily linked with a switch to Real Madrid.

Suárez previously claimed that he wants to leave the Merseyside outfit to secure the happiness of his young family – and not for financial reasons.

But the Uruguay international, who scored in a 2-1 loss to Spain at the Confederations Cup, admitted he finds it difficult to accept that the Reds aren’t in Europe.

“It disturbs me that Liverpool are not in the Champions League every season,” Suárez told El Pais.

“I’ve suffered at Liverpool, but when I think of what it represents to play for this club, and the love my daughter has – she sings the hymn – the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I play at Anfield.”

Suárez, who was nominated for the PFA player of the year award, spoke of his desire to play at the very top of European football, and specifically, Madrid.

“I will give my soul every time I step on the pitch,” Suárez added.

“I have done this with Uruguay, Ajax and Liverpool. I do not hold anything when I finish a game.

“A player always aspires to be at the top of their profession and Madrid is at the top for any football player.”

Suárez scored 23 goals in 33 Premier League appearances for Liverpool this season, taking his tally to 51 top-flight goals after moving to Anfield in a £22.75m deal from Ajax in 2011.

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