Luis Suarez admits English media played part in him leaving Liverpool

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The Barcelona forward has confessed that the press in Great Britain played its role in his Anfield exit.

Luis Suarez was both lauded and shamed during his time with Liverpool, with the tempestuous forward’s best and worst sides on show in the Premier League.

While the Uruguay international was in irresistible form last season for the Anfield outfit, he also was involved in two major controversies.

Suarez was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra, while he also bit Branislav Ivanovic.

Despite the love-hate relationship that the British press have with the South American, Suarez has admitted that the negative media attention played its part in him leaving England.

“I don’t know if there is a campaign of the English press toward me, but it can be seen that they miss me,” Suarez told BeIN Sports, published in AS.

“They criticise me so much that they look for something that is not there to draw attention.

“I said enough, and that they leave me alone, and that I went because I was tired of them, but yet they are still looking [for me].”

Suarez started slowly at Camp Nou but has been in excellent form of late, scoring goals and creating assists at will in recent weeks.

The ex-Red has admitted that he is enjoying his time in Catalunya and moving to Barcelona was a dream.

“I am very happy at Barca, I fulfilled a dream to play at the best club in the world and now I am enjoying it,” he continued.

“I am contributing things to the team and that leaves me calmer and makes me feel important.”

Despite Suarez’s criticism of the British media, it is clear that racism and biting have no place in the game and surely the reaction would have been just as strong had the Uruguayan committed these acts elsewhere.

Regardless of the media furore surrounding him, Suarez’s move to Barcelona seemed destined to happen whether the press were harsh on him or not.

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