Luis Suarez isn’t walking through that door any time soon, but he’ll know where to go should he ever decide to do so.
Suarez said Sunday that Liverpool is the only team he’ll play for if he returns to English soccer one day.
“You never know in football what the future holds but if I ever play in England again I will play for the Liverpool team and not another team,” Suarez told LiverpoolFC.com following the All-Star charity game at Anfield.
Suarez made his first public appearance at Anfield since leaving Liverpool for Barcelona last summer in a £75 million ($111 million) transfer. Suarez reached legendary status during his three-and-a-half-year Liverpool career, scoring 82 goals in 133 games for the Reds. He still holds the fondest of memories for his time at Anfield.
“I’ve missed the fans,” Suarez said. “The atmosphere is unbelievable, it’s amazing. Everyone who’s played for Liverpool knows how important the supporters are. They know they are in my heart.”
There’s little, if any, credible speculation linking Suarez with a transfer from Barcelona, but his comments will disappoint fans of rival teams nonetheless. Suarez, 28, remains one of world soccer’s most feared strikers, and trophy-chasing clubs would line up down the street for a chance to sign the Uruguayan him if he becomes available.
However, that line undoubtedly will shrink, now that Suarez has ruled out playing in London, Manchester or anywhere else in England.
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