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Suarez hoping for smooth transition

Luis Suare

New Liverpool signing Luis Suarez insists he is not fazed by the challenge of playing in England.

The Uruguay international joined the Reds on the back of a prolific goalscoring record for Ajax, with 111 goals in 159 matches and came off the bench to score on his debut in Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League win over Stoke.

"I was aware it would be quite tough to settle in and adapt with a quick rapid style of football but having seen what I saw against Stoke let's hope every game turns out like that," he said.

"It is a weight off your shoulders scoring your first goal. You know everyone is keeping an eye on what you do so it does relax you and helps from the word go.

"But in terms of making the change from Dutch football it is a case of doing what you have always done, concentrating on your own strengths rather than worrying about defenders. You just have to get on with it and play to your strengths."

Suarez was originally lined up to be the foil for Fernando Torres but on the day the Uruguayan's £22.8million transfer was confirmed - briefly a club record - the Spaniard moved to Chelsea for £50million.

The pair are likely to face each other at Stamford Bridge on Sunday but Suarez said he is not disappointed at losing the opportunity to play alongside the World Cup winner.

"I made my decision to come to Liverpool based on the fact they are a massive club with a great history and a great squad of players," he said.

"We all know Fernando is a top player and everyone would like to play with someone of his quality. Now I am here to play with other great players too.

"Andy Carroll is not only blessed with great height and strength but he has good technique with his feet also and hopefully we will create a good partnership. But there are other forwards at this club as well who can work together with us to have a positive outcome, do well and get good results."