Luis Suarez confirms he wants to quit Liverpool for Champions League football
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has reiterated his desire to leave the club and now he says that playing Champions League football is his reason for wanting out.
The Uruguayan has previously claimed he wanted to quit Anfield in interviews in his homeland, blaming the English media for forcing him to leave.
But now he has confirmed that he wants to play Champions League football this season in an interview with English newspapers.
He told The Guardian and The Telegraph: “I gave absolutely everything last season. Now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement.
“Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season I’d be allowed to go.”
With the Reds not competing among Europe’s elite, Suarez says he needs to leave – and that the club should respect that.
He continued: “I am 26, I need to be playing in the Champions League. I feel I have done enough to be playing in the Champions League at this stage of my career. Now there is an option for me to do that and I want very much to take it.
“I don’t feel betrayed but the club promised me something a year ago, just as I promised them that I would stay and try everything possible to get us into the Champions League.”
There is no doubt that this official confirmation of Suarez’s intentions and motivations will be a bitter pill to swallow for the many Liverpool supporters who have been resolute in their support of the controversial star.
The interview suggests that Suarez is keen to move to Arsenal – the only club to have bid for him so far – but there is still a chance that Real Madrid could break the stalemate between the two Premier League clubs.