I have ‘suffered’ at Liverpool, claims want-away Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez says his progress as a player has "suffered" at Liverpool and reiterates his desire to push for a move away

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

Luis Suárez says his progress as a player has “suffered” at Liverpool and has reiterated his desire to push for a transfer away from Anfield.

The 26-year-old’s future has been a source of constant speculation this summer since the striker declared his desire to leave Anfield after the end of last season.

Arsenal, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have all be touted as possible destinations for the Uruguay striker, who scored 23 Premier League goals for the Reds last term.

And Suárez says that he has found Liverpool’s failure to qualify for the Champions League since his arrival in 2011 difficult to take.

“If I receive an important offer to progress my career, I will study it,” said Suárez.

“Some clubs have asked about me but I hand questions over to my agent. I am no stranger to rumours.

“I always want to improve. That’s why I left Ajax for Liverpool.

“But this club needs to fight to enter the Champions League and, when it doesn’t happen, it damages the morale of any player. So I’ve suffered.

“It is hard to view the Premier League every week with never a chance of winning it.

“On top of that, the English media do not understand me. The controversies with [Patrice] Evra and [Branislav] Ivanovic were decisive. There are always extra questions when people analyse me.

“After the Evra incident, it was very difficult to convince people about the ‘real’ Luis Suarez. Things had improved but then the incident involving Ivanovic was another blow.

“Had that not happened, perhaps I would have been regarded as the best Premier League player last season.”

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