Diego Forlán: I urged Luis Suarez to snub Liverpool and join Man United

Diego Forlán reveals that he tried to tempt Luis Suárez into joining Manchester United before his Liverpool switch

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez Photo: Luis Suárez/Twitter

Diego Forlán has revealed that he urged Luis Suarez to join Manchester United before the striker signed for Liverpool.

Suarez has been one of the Premier League’s star performers since moving to Anfield from Ajax back in January 2011 and has scored 29 goals in 28 top-flight games so far this term.

He likes the Premier League – and the fans love him because he’s a striker’s striker

Diego Forlán

But former United forward Forlán says that he attempted to persuade the 27-year-old to move to Old Trafford before his switch to Merseyside.

“We’re close and we get on well,” Forlán is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

“He’s polite and keen to learn, always asking me questions and for advice. I like how he feels he can turn to me in good and bad moments.

“Like when Liverpool made him an offer. Of course, I told him he should join Manchester United, but I also spoke well of Liverpool and their history.

“I told him how, after I’d scored for Atletico [Madrid] at Anfield to knock them out of the Europa League, their fans applauded me.

“He loves playing at Liverpool. He likes the Premier League – and the fans love him because he’s a striker’s striker.”

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