Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted a bearish outlook on his future at Anfield during a press conference while out on national duty.
The Uruguayan forward told the press he doesn’t know whether he’ll stay or leave, but that “it’s a good moment for a change of environment because of all I’ve been through in England, where I haven’t been judged as a player but based on other things.”
Suarez added, “I have only words of thanks to the club, the fans of Liverpool, but the treatment I received from the rest of England in recent weeks has been tough. Obviously the club want me to stay, but I’ve talked to the coach (Brendan Rodgers) and he knows what I want.”
He did say he is very comfortable at Liverpool, but expressed concern over his family. “I have a daughter and I do not want to hear bad things about her father. In England they talk about many things and in some ways I feel uncomfortable” said Suarez.
He points to the press when talking about his recent troubled times, but it hasn’t exactly been the media’s fault Suarez has come under fire during his exploits in England. The 26-year-old has been banned 10 matches by the FA for biting Branislav Ivanovic in a Premier League match with Chelsea, and the back end of the suspension will keep him out of Premier League action until October.
During Suarez’s spell in the Premier League, Suarez has also been banned for racial abuse and admitted diving to earn a penalty.
Given these quotes and the prospect of him sitting out for a month and a half to start the season, it’s hard to imagine Suarez remaining a Red.
Suarez has been linked with a move to Spain’s Primera Division, especially Real Madrid, a move he said himself would be “very difficult to say no to Real Madrid.”