Luis Suarez Feels He Has To Leave England Despite Love For Liverpool

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Uruguayan feels persecuted by English press.

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has again expressed a strong desire to leave the club this summer due to what he sees as a hounding from the press in England.

According to Sky Sports, Suarez told Uruguayan television show RR Gol that he has been treated unfairly in his time in England, and still protests his innocence over the Patrice Evra affair.

Despite being found guilty of racially abusing the Manchester United defender, Suarez feels victimised and claims he has been given a hard time because he is South American, pointing out that England defender John Terry was given a more lenient punishment for the same offence.

“Ever since I arrived I have felt bad, they have never judged me for my play but with the attitude that he dives, protests, makes gestures, racism… everything,” he said.

“Without any proof they gave me an eight-match ban, but with Terry, where they had proof, lip-readers, they gave him four. I’m South American and I think that’s the root of all of this.”

Suarez has recently admitted that he would be tempted by a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but insists he has a great fondness for Liverpool, and that they are not the reason for him wanting to leave the club.

“Liverpool is a club that I dreamt about playing for as a boy. I have been with great players there, they know me and I would love to continue for many more years at Liverpool. The stadium is spectacular, the fans are phenomenal: people with tattoos of me, things that I could never have imagined.

“After the [Evra] suspension people would come up to me, this is something that really touched me and they would say: ‘Luis forget everything and stay.’

“But I can’t forget as it was something that I had to suffer, that my family had to suffer and away from football I have a family to support and who are hurt by these things.”

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has previously said that Suarez should stay with the club that has supported him well, but also admits that every player has his price, and could be tempted to sell if Real Madrid offer around £50million for the 26-year-old.

Real are ready to spend big money this summer, and Suarez is on top of their list alongside Tottenham’s Gareth Bale as their main target.

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