Anfield star would ‘love to play’ for any club in Europe’s elite competition.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will reportedly welcome interest from clubs who can offer him a taste of Champions League football according to the Metro.
This source quotes the Uruguayan as stating during an interview;
‘I am very happy at Liverpool but you never know in football,’
‘A player’s ambition is always there, the ambition of wanting to play in elite teams is always there.’
‘I’m in a world-class team, an elite team like Liverpool. We have to realise we have a new manager who is imposing a philosophy and a way of playing that the players are adapting to as best we can. We hope that it will bear fruit next year.
‘If another team comes around with more prospects of competing in international club competition games, which is willing to have me, they are welcome.
‘We would talk to the club, we would see if I want to go, if I don’t want to go.’
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has since stated that he is 100% confident that Suarez will remain at the Anfield side next term and that his quotes may have been ‘Lost in Translation’
Bayern Munich are said to be interested in the former Ajax man, who has been in fine form this season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions.
The 26 year old may well be concerned that despite being the Premier League’s top goal-scorer he is no nearer to helping secure a coveted Champions League berth for his side.
Liverpool sit in seventh place in the table, some ten points off the top four, and as such Brendan Rodgers could well fear that his chances of a) retaining his top talents and b) his ability to persuade new additions of real quality to join the club could be limited by his side’s inability to offer Champions League football.
Clearly Rodgers is looking to build for the long term and as such Suarez may well have ‘bought into’ the idea of the club looking into secure a more organic, cost effective path to success.
If Suarez feels that Liverpool are making steady progress then he is perhaps less likely to look for a swift exit at the end of the current campaign and of course any departure is dependent on the Merseyside club being open to offers, which they are patently not at present.
Suarez has already formed a good partnership with Daniel Sturridge and will hope that club can attract a few new additions in the summer who can help propel Liverpool towards the top four.