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Suarez sets sights on long Liverpool stay

ESPN staff
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Luis Suarez has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool, insisting he plans to stay at Anfield for a "very long time".

Suarez joined Liverpool in the 2011 January transfer window and has proved to be a brilliant signing for the Reds. He has, though, had his difficult moments - notably a suspension after being found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra.

He often comes in for criticism from rival fans and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has warned against hounding the Uruguay star out of the Premier League.

But for all the controversies, his commitment to Liverpool has never wavered and after scoring in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday he reaffirmed his desire to stay at the club.

"I hope [to be at Liverpool] for a very long time because it's a massive club that kids dream about playing for," Suarez told the club's official website.

"I've been very proud to be at a club like Liverpool and to have made the decision to come here. In two years I've lived through some spectacular and very special moments that I will never, ever forget.

"There have been a few difficult times as well, but with the support of my family, the club and the fans, things have gone well for me.

"I do feel at home here. When I'm out and about, all I get is support and encouragement from the local people and that's very important, and when I come here to the club I feel like people have known me all my life. That also helps a great deal to making me feel so at home.

"I hope to be able to help out the team for as long as I possibly can while trying to do something to make the club and the fans very happy."

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