Here’s the interview that has caused a stir. Luis Suarez was speaking to AFP while back in Uruguay on international duty.
The media focussed on the following extract from the interview (not in the video above):
“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.”
As you can see though, the interview itself was actually very positive about Suarez’s future at Liverpool, telling the reporter he “loves it” at Liverpool and his family are settled. He also said:
“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.”
Following this, Liverpool moved quickly to deny their leading goalscorer will leave the club this summer, with managing director Ian Ayre saying on Thursday morning he is “100% confident” that Suarez will stay.
Today, Suarez is quoted in The Guardian newspaper, telling Radio Sport 890:
“I’m sad to read these things. When it’s in England, I accept it and understand, but I do not expect my words to be twisted over here [Uruguay].”