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Suarez 'would only return to Liverpool'

AFP logoAFP 13-02-2016
Luis Suarez plays for Liverpool against Cardiff City at Anfield Stadium on December 21, 2013 © Provided by AFP Luis Suarez plays for Liverpool against Cardiff City at Anfield Stadium on December 21, 2013

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez would only return to the English Premier League if it was to rejoin former club Liverpool, he revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday.

"I'd prefer to stay here (Barcelona) for many more years," he told the Daily Mail. "I know it doesn't always turn out that way. But if I had to return to the Premier League, I would only go to Liverpool.

"I wouldn't go to another team. It wouldn't be a move for money. I'd also love to play again for Ajax as they allowed me to develop as a player in Europe."

Suarez, 29, scored 82 goals for Liverpool in a three-and-a-half-year spell and almost inspired the team to Premier League glory in 2014 before leaving for Barcelona.

The Uruguayan quickly struck up an understanding with Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Camp Nou and their goals fired Barca to a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles in his first season.

Barcelona are currently three points clear in La Liga with a game in hand, but Suarez admits that he misses the competitiveness of English football -- typified by Leicester City's current position as league leaders.

"In the Premier League you never really know what is going to happen," he said. "There is very little between the teams. Here, three or four teams aside, there is a difference with the smaller teams.

"I don't mean this to sound disrespectful, but there are some games where you look at the press and they are asking: 'Let's see how many goals Barcelona are going to score today.'

"In the Premier League, you never know what is going to happen and that is something I miss."

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