Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Suarez committed to Liverpool cause

Luis Suarez has scored 25 goals for Liverpool this season

Luis Suarez remains "comfortable" and "extremely happy" at Liverpool despite a season of mixed fortunes on Merseyside.

The Uruguay striker has hit top form this term with 25 goals, 18 of which have come in the Barclays Premier League, but his performances have not always been matched by Liverpool's results. The Reds' inconsistent campaign has increased speculation over Suarez's future - even though he signed a new contract at Anfield just last summer.

He has been heavily linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester City and Bayern Munich. However, Suarez said on liverpoolfc.com: "I always say the same thing, every kid or young player growing up dreams of playing here at Liverpool, and today, here I am, highly privileged doing just that."

The Bayern link is given added weight by the fact their incoming coach from next season, Pep Guardiola, is the brother of Suarez's agent, Pere.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers nevertheless is confident the club's probable lack of Champions League football next season - they sit eighth in the standings, 10 points off a top-four place with 11 games remaining - will not persuade his star man to leave.

Suarez added: "I enjoy every minute to the maximum because it's a great opportunity that my life has presented me and for which I am very pleased.

"I'm here at a club where I always wanted to be and where I always wanted to play, and for that I'm extremely happy.

"I don't know if it's my best form but I do know that I continue to feel comfortable and happy in a side where my team-mates help me a lot.

"That's an important thing for a player. I also think that when you feel good out there on the pitch it shows that things can go well."

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