Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of a can of worms being reopened…
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has seemingly re-opened the saga that followed his alleged racist abuse of Man United full-back Patrice Evra by today stating that such claims were ‘false’.
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Fox Sports quotes the Uruguayan as discussing his maturing as a footballer and how he has now grown to love life in the English top tier and singles out just ‘two mistakes’ he has made in his career, neither of which appear to be related to the infamous encounter with the Old Trafford veteran.
The 27-year-old stated during an interview with a Uruguayan radio station;
“Let me tell you, I’ve made only two mistakes in my career. My first was when I was playing for Ajax and I bit an opponent. My second was when I bit (Branislav) Ivanovic.
“Those two were my only two mistakes as a footballer.
“I said I’m sorry and that was all, end of story. I’ve nothing else to regret. All the other things were like a movie that people in England believed in.
“The case with (Patrice) Evra was all false. I was accused without proof. But that’s in the past. I was sad at that moment, but I’m happy today.
“I have grown up. I have thought more about things before doing them.
“Now people in England can’t talk about me because I’m not doing anything wrong. They have to talk about me only as a footballer.”
Such a statement is bound to rile up those who do not have a lot of time for the Anfield star, who has also discussed his fear of missing the 2014 World Cup finals through a potential injury he could suffer between now and the summer.
“The truth is that I am scared of what happened to Falcao and Walcott.
“But you live in the present and you always give your best for your club – you can’t be thinking about that all the time.
“It is a unique opportunity and we all want to be there, but I prefer to focus my mind on the English league. The moment to think about the national team will arrive later.”
As much as Suarez may fear missing the World Cup finals, Brendan Rodgers must fear the loss of the in-form striker in relation to his hopes of securing a coveted top four finish.
Luis Suarez has been in astonishing form this term, netting 23 Premier League goals and more of the same will be needed to help Liverpool claim a Champions League berth.
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