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Suarez reveals simple reason for success: 'I'm getting more mature'

For Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, the major factor behind his stunning form this season is simple.

According to the Uruguayan, it is merely a case of becoming more mature and thinking more positively.

And who can fault that particular attitude, when the 27-year-old has reaped such rewards as a result?

Suarez has scored 23 goals in the Premier League this season, while at the same time providing eight assists for his team-mates, with Daniel Sturridge - his nearest competitor for goals - benefiting heavily from the Uruguayan's craft.

“As time goes on, I'm getting more mature and I think better things,” the forward told Sport890, a Uruguayan radio station.

“If I don't feed the journalists, journalists can't speak about me. I'm now focused on football.

“The club, fans and team-mates were great because it's hard to protect someone as they did with me with the way I was behaving. They all supported me, especially my team-mates. If you listen all the bad things, you get depressed, same thing for the good things."

Suarez also took the time to thank captain Steven Gerrard, as well as manager Brendan Rodgers, for sticking by him during the tough times at Anfield.

The 27-year-old publicly declared his desire to join rivals Arsenal in the summer, which was only one of a string of incidents that saw Suarez test Liverpool's patience. The Uruguayan was banned for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in 2011, before receiving an even longer suspension for biting Chelsea man Branislav Ivanovic in 2013.

“Gerrard is the guy at Liverpool. He's always backed me up. He talked to the press and me and that's something that will stay with me forever. Same thing for the coach [Rodgers], I have a great relationship with him.”

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