Suarez reveals interesting fact about his pre-match routine

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has made an interesting revelation about his pre-match routines.

The Uruguayan says that when he scores "great goals" during the warm-up to a match, they "desert" him during a game.

Suarez was discussing his strong relationship with the Anfield faithful, explaining how good it felt to put a smile on supporters' faces even before a big game.

However, the 27-year-old has hinted that he might prefer to have an awful time in practice, as it often leads to a barren run during the match itself - like against Aston Villa in January.

"Even during the warm-up, when I practise my shooting, I can hear them going 'ooh' if I score a good goal," he told FourFourTwo.

"It's a great feeling but, to be honest, usually when I score great goals in the warm-up they desert me in the game. Before our 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in January, I was on fire but then nothing in the match."

Suarez also spoke to the football magazine about the emotional feeling he gets when listening to Liverpool's famous 'You'll Never Walk Alone' anthem.

"When I walk out of the tunnel to 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and look up at my wife and children in the crowd, I get very emotional," the Reds forward said.

"My daughter Delfina knows all the words. It's an incredible anthem and an unforgettable feeling, one that I genuinely didn't even think was possible to dream about when I was younger.

"I play to give joy to the fans. Of course you want to win and do your best for the club, but putting a smile on supporters' faces is a beautiful thing because they pay a lot of money to watch us play."

Supporters will no doubt be even keener to show their gratitude to the Uruguayan now, although after his latest revelation, they may start hoping he hits the corner flag instead of the bottom corner in the build-up to each and every Premier League match from now on.

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