Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted to an Italian newspaper that he has a long-held admiration for European champions Barcelona and Spanish football in general.
The Uruguay international has been an unqualified hit since joining Liverpool from Ajax in January for £23m, casting £35m man Andy Carroll into his shadow with four goals already to his name this season. However, fans on Merseyside could be forgiven for envisaging a repeat of the Javier Mascherano saga after Suarez told Gazzetta Dello Sport: “In the past I said I loved Spain and Barcelona. I like the competition and the team is very technical.”
What we don’t know is in what context this quote was given so before any Kopites start planning a mass protest against the 24-year-old, perhaps the player should be given the benefit of the doubt especially considering the effort he displays every week in the red shirt.
Despite his endeavour, though, Suarez does not believe it will be enough for Liverpool to stop their 21 year quest for the title. Instead, ‘El Pistolero’ has stated that a winning a cup should be their target this season.
“We have no limit and want to stay in the top four. But winning the Premier League is now very difficult,” Suarez told The Mirror.
“The main reason why it is so difficult is because the two Manchesters and Chelsea are unreachable. But we can win the Cups.”