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Suarez willing to see red in FA Cup semi

ESPNsoccernet staff
April 14, 2012
Luis Suarez said his handball was the "best save of the tournament" © Getty Images

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Luis Suarez admits he is prepared to sacrifice himself in order to help Liverpool progress to the FA Cup final, similar to his controversial exit at the 2010 World Cup.

Suarez was shown a straight red card for handling the ball on the line during Uruguay's World Cup quarter-final against Ghana, preventing Dominic Adiyiah from scoring in the final minute of play.

Uruguay ultimately prevailed in a penalty shoot-out in that clash, and the striker says he is willing to repeat the action to propel his Reds team-mates past Everton at Wembley on Saturday.

"The sacrifice I made was because it was so important for Uruguay to make the semi-finals," Suarez is quoted as saying in The Sun. "Now I want to win this semi-final."

"It will take an enormous effort but I am dedicated to the team. If I am obliged to stop a ball in the last minute and we win, then I will repeat the action.

"Success for Liverpool is more important to me than anything else. But I do hope there is no drama like this for me."

Meanwhile, Suarez believes manager Kenny Dalglish should select he and £35 million strike partner Andy Carroll to play up front in their semi-final clash against their Merseyside rivals.

"The manager has not decided on the team yet but I believe if I do play alongside Andy Carroll we will generate a lot of danger," he said. "We haven't functioned 100 per cent together this season but now is the moment to change the situation.

"Andy got the winner at Blackburn on Tuesday and is happy about that. And that win has boosted our morale for the derby."

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