‘El Pistolero’ Luis Suarez is decidedly happy at Atletico Madrid after helping Diego Simeone’s men garner their first La Liga title since 2014, but has not ruled out a return to former club Liverpool in the future, with a caveat.
Having enjoyed four prolific seasons on Merseyside, scoring 82 goals in 133 appearances and almost succeeding in helping the Reds lift the Premier League title in 2014, the 34-year-old Suarez has revealed why he’s highly unlikely to return to the Premier League to feature for any club, unless his former club Liverpool were to make an approach.
That 2014 Premier League title near-miss still haunts Suarez, who left the Reds that same summer to form a deadly strike partnership with Lionel Messi at Barcelona, with the pair winning four La Liga titles together.
Then, after being unceremoniously discarded 12 months ago, the Uruguayan linked up with Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, where his 21 goals in 32 league games helped them win a first Spanish title in seven seasons.
Although happy with Atletico, the forward disclosed in an interview with World Soccer Magazine that he hasn’t totally dismissed the idea of rejoining Liverpool at some point in the future.
“Playing for any team other than Liverpool in England would be hard,” Suarez said.
“I had, and hope I still do have, such a good relationship with Liverpool fans that it would be strange for me to play for somebody else.”
“It would have been special to win the league with Liverpool, but I am glad that their wait is now over.
“They look like a team that will compete for many seasons to come even if this one has not been the best for them. They are back where they belong.”
Suarez has great memories of his time on Merseyside, but for now the veteran striker has no plans to leave his current employers.
Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia