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Suarez: Liverpool should focus on ruling Europe

ESPN staff
May 16, 2014
Suarez: I want to stay at Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says the Champions League should take priority over the Premier League next season.

Brendan Rodgers believes the club's fresh attacking mentality has made both Britain and Europe's elite "sit up and take notice" and, with his manager's plans to bolster his squad in mind, Suarez says Liverpool should focus on recapturing European glory that has steeped the club's history.

He also hinted that trying to win the Premier League may be more difficult, despite how close Liverpool came to taking the title this season.

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"The most important way we focus for the Champions League because the last four or five years Liverpool, the players, is a good moment for the comeback to a step on the Europa League to Europe's top," Suarez told Sky Sports News.

"The Premier League we know how difficult, because you never know what they are doing. I think maybe this year [Manchester] City have more players by then and Chelsea as well, [Manchester] United.

"Is difficult but in football it's a dream, because the stadium is unbelievable the fans are the 12th player because they help so much. In my career they know what is important and myself and my family as well because they help so much."

Suarez league goals tally reached 31 and his impressive form not only earned him a hat-trick of end-of-season awards, but also attracted interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.

However, the 27-year-old put his troubled past, which included a 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last season and a summer of transfer uncertainty, behind him when he signed a new contract extension in December.

Rodgers, who indicated Suarez has made him a better manager, was important in keeping the striker at the club and insisted he would not be shown the love, both from fans and team-mates, elsewhere. As a result, Suarez knows Liverpool is the club for him.

"I signed the contract because I love it here and I'm so happy here. If you're not happy here you don't sign any contract," Suarez said.

"Liverpool's team for me is one of the best in the world because nobody here in the dressing room thinks I am better than another and the people here inside Melwood work very well.

"I love it here and this mentality I like because maybe in some other dressing rooms I am bigger than you and another bigger, it's difficult for the team-mates to play together on the pitch in something like that."

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