Suarez denies quotes attributed to him by British newspaper.
Former Liverpool striker and Barcelona man Luis Suarez has denied giving any exclusive interview to the Daily Mirror after quotes emerged overnight attributed to the Uruguayan.
Suarez was quoted by the British newspaper as saying Steven Gerrard’s impending Anfield exit will cause an irreplaceable hole in the Liverpool side and that the Reds skipper would definitely return to Anfield some day after his 18 month deal with LA Galaxy expires.
However, Suarez himself has taken to Twitter today to completely deny ever giving such an interview despite the lengthy quotes printed in the paper.
Regarding to the information that has come out this morning in the British media, I want to… (1/2)
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) January 10, 2015
I want to clarify that I have not done any exclusive interview. And, of course, my friend Steven Gerrard is irreplaceable in any team. (2/2) — Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) January 10, 2015
The accusation by the former Anfield favourite is a strange one as a paper as reputable as the Mirror would surely not promote fabricated material – the story was even published on the back page of the printed addition.
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) January 9, 2015
The journalist who authored the article in question is Dave Kidd, who is the chief sports writer for the Mirror affiliated newspaper the Sunday People.
Perhaps more interestingly, Kidd was accused of doing something similar last year, when Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic accused him of fabricating quotes in a Mirror article. An accusation which the paper and Kidd have since strenuously denied.