Suarez happy to have stayed

Luis Suarez claims he decided to stay at Liverpool 'some weeks ago' and gave no thought to a late summer switch.

Last Updated: 03/09/13 at 13:44 Post Comment

Luis Suarez: Ready to give his all to Liverpool cause once he returns from suspe

Luis Suarez: Ready to give his all to Liverpool cause once he returns from suspe

The Uruguay international announced at the start of the transfer window that he wanted out of Anfield, and found himself left in footballing limbo as debate regarding his future raged.

Liverpool, however, refused to waver in their stance that the striker was not for sale - snubbing big-money bids from Premier League rivals Arsenal and keeping reports of interest from Real Madrid at arm's length.

Suarez says he is now happy to remain on Merseyside and is hoping to repay the faith shown in him by the Reds and their loyal supporters.

After arriving in South America for international duty, Suarez is quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying: "For me, it has been closed for some time. I made the decision to stay at Liverpool some weeks ago and I want to stay and work for the team from now on.

"I will go back to Liverpool to play and I hope to be the same player the fans can trust.

"I said I wanted to play in the Champions League, but when that didn't happen, I knew I'd be happy with life to have my future at Liverpool."

Uruguay focus

Reports on Monday suggested that Real made a dramatic bid to land Suarez before the transfer deadline passed, but the 26-year-old says he paid little attention to the rumours.

He added: "It is closed now and I am comfortable with the decision.

"I said if there was something good, I would be interested. If not, then I am happy at Liverpool. I can say now I am happy.

"Of course I am not playing. I just want to concentrate on getting ready to play for Liverpool again. It is good I will be able to play in Uruguay.

"We have four matches coming up that will decide if we go to the World Cup and I want to be important in those games."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

United fail with Varane and Bale bids

Manchester United have failed with a €150million bid for Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale but want Atletico Madrid's Joao Miranda, claim reports.

Costa 'so happy' at Chelsea - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims Diego Costa is unhappy at Chelsea, insisting he is 'responsible for the good atmosphere' at Stamford Bridge.

Sepp Blatter 'under investigation' in United States

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US authorities probing the corruption scandal, according to reports.

Mail Box

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company