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Happy Suarez warns Liverpool over long-term future

ESPN staff
March 21, 2013

Luis Suarez has suggested he will consider his future at Liverpool if the club fail to match his on-field ambitions.

Suarez, who is currently preparing for Uruguay's World Cup qualifier with Paraguay on Friday, has suggested he will consider moving to a club with "more prospects" if the right offer comes his way in the future.

The striker, who is currently leading the Premier League scoring charts with 22 goals, has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as the prospect of another season without Champions League action at Liverpool is encouraging the 26-year-old to consider his options.

"I am very happy at Liverpool, but you never know in football," he is quoted in the Liverpool Echo. "A player's ambition is always there, the ambition of wanting to play in elite teams is always there.

"I'm in a world-class team, an elite team like Liverpool. 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.

"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."

Suarez went on to claim his fiery temperament, which has often got him into trouble in the Premier League, is part of what has made him into one of the most potent marksmen in European football.

"If I didn't have the character that I have today on the pitch, I don't think that I would have become the player that I am today," he added.

"I have a very strange way of playing football. I'm my own severest critic and I realise when I make mistakes. There are times that I get yellow cards that can influence a game. I have improved and I have to continue improving.

"You can lose some things, but you can never lose the slyness, the passion that you have had since you were a kid playing in the street."

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