Suarez was asked in an interview with Liverpoolfc.com if he felt like an ‘honorary Scouser’ after his fantastic two seasons with Liverpool so far.
“First and foremost, I’d love to be. From the point of view of being at such a big and successful club for so long like Steven and Carra, they are players who have given so much for the club, I’d love to be able to do the same.
“But when it comes to speaking, the accent and the way the Scousers talk, I think it’s going to be very difficult for me.”
Suarez’s obvious jubilation after netting his 25th goal in all competitions this season against Zenit St Petersburg left all Reds in no doubt at all the respect and love that he has for the club.
“I always say the same thing, every kid or young player growing up dreams of playing here at Liverpool, and today, here I am, highly privileged doing just that. I enjoy every minute to the maximum because it’s a great opportunity that my life has presented me and for which I am very pleased. I’m here at a club where I always wanted to be and where I always wanted to play, and for that I’m extremely happy.”
Suarez is the first player since Fernando Torres in the 2009-10 season to score more than 20 goals this season, this statistic alone shows his utter importance but Suarez is no stranger to this landmark, as he achieved it three times when playing for Ajax, in Holland. Brendan Rodgers is confident that Suarez will continue this magnificent form, and more importantly, with Liverpool.
“I had a great conversation with his agent a couple of weeks ago, he came in and rolled it out that he was so happy here and keen for the club to progress over the next couple of years. I’ve made him sort of my architect within the group and he and I communicate a lot so I get a feeling. It is not like I don’t talk to him. Is he deserving of that Champions League level? Of course he is but I would be confident enough he will be here because he is enjoying his football.”
I was talking about the future and development and he was reciprocal in his conversation that he is loving it here. He has really enjoyed the season – the most productive since he has been here. He is enjoying the style and the way of working. His desire is to see Liverpool progress and that is why he signed last summer. I don’t feel or see anything different that would change my mind.”