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Suarez: Next few weeks decisive for Liverpool

ESPN staff
December 17, 2013
Luis Suarez was voted Player of the Year by at the Football Supporters' Federation Awards © PA Photos

Luis Suarez believes the next few weeks will decide Liverpool's Premier League title hopes.

Suarez, who served a ban for the first six matches of the season for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, has been in fine form recently, scoring 17 league goals since returning.

However, the Uruguayan striker insists it is "too early" to determine whether the second-placed Reds can make a move for the title.

"I think it's too early to say," he explained. "If we continue this level the next two or three weeks we can win the league or we can finish in the top four.

"It's important we concentrate and focus on the next game. We know that after Cardiff we have two very, very big games. That will be important to what comes next."

Suarez thanked Liverpool supporters for their faith in him after his biting ban, claiming the fans are to be credited for the club's change of fortunes this term.

"Coming back to play at Anfield: because after so many difficult moments for me I was able to win the supporters back, and that was unbelievable when I came back to play.

"They helped me, and that was important for me, for my confidence, and for my family, because they are together with me in this.

"It's very special for me (the award) because my hard work on the pitch is recognised. Everybody knows about my problems and my difficult year, but after that I forgot everything and have been able to get back on the pitch.

"Liverpool are starting to reach their potential and we can play our best on the pitch. It's very important that we stay together, we keep going, this is very important.

"If Liverpool don't have these players I cannot continue my level, because it's too much. They know I am important, so they try everything to stay together, that's important for me, but it's more important for the club."

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