The summer now seems a long time ago when Luis Suarez requested a move in order to play CL football elsewhere.
Last summer he was subject to one of the biggest non-transfer sagas, when he issued a come and get me plea to Real Madrid saying he would ‘give his soul’ to the La Liga giants. He then tried to force a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal in a bid to play in Europe’s premier club competition but Liverpool’s hierarchy ensured no such move would take place.
But having signed a new contract in December, and with the club on the brink of returning to the Champions League for the first time since the 2009/10 season, the signs are that Suarez will stick around.
He told TalkSport: “I dream about playing with Liverpool in the Champions League, yes. My teammates have told me it’s something incredible, something truly unique, to play in that competition at Anfield. I’d love to do it. That said, there’s a lot of the league left to play. We have to keep doing the things we are doing.
“We know all about those nights at Anfield. Everyone in the world knows about it, knows the club. All players appreciate the significance of the Champions League here, and that it’s difficult to match Liverpool on that stage.”
His side are currently in pole position to finish in the fourth Champions League place, as they are six points ahead of Tottenham in fifth with a vastly superior goal difference. It could get even better for Liverpool and Suarez as they are currently four points off top of the table Chelsea with 11 games to go, as the Premier League season enters the run in.
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