Star sees victory over the club who courted him last summer as vital to Liverpool's top four ambitions.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, a 27-year-old with 23 goals to his name in the Premier League thus far this season, is out to damage the title chances of Arsenal - the club who attempted to prise him away from Anfield with two bids last summer - however, the Uruguayan is not acting out of malice toward the Gunners, but desire for the Reds as three points this weekend will further fortify Liverpool's claim for the final spot in the top four.
One of the most valuable players in the division, Suarez has affected the scoreline a total of 37 times (14 assists) from 1,707 minutes, meaning he, on average, is responsible for scoring a goal or creating an assist every 46 minutes - the most prolific rate of any forward plying his trade in England.
Against Arsenal, in six appearances he has two goals, yet, rather than brag on any individual achievement from the season or against the Gunners specifically, a matured Suarez focuses his pre-match talk on ensuring the team do what it takes to take maximum points from the home clash on Saturday, February 8.
'Arsenal are the leaders in the table and victory would be good for morale, give the whole squad an enormous injection and reduce the points difference at the top,' said Suarez, according to the Mirror.
'We didn’t have success at the Emirates [Arsenal defeated Liverpool by a 2-0 winning margin] so our objective now is to win and I believe we have that chance.
'It has been such a hard season. It’s rare that everything could be decided on the last day but we must keep going and to ensure that happens we need results against the other main candidates.'
While Suarez effectively has vowed to disrupt Arsenal's title challenge, the main question is… can he? From past performances, even though he has gotten on the score-sheet twice, he has only once been on the winning team, twice he has helped earn Liverpool a draw while thrice going home empty-handed as the Gunners claimed the triumph.
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