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Suarez: I am happy at Liverpool

ESPN staff
April 21, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Luis Suarez admits he may not receive many votes for the Player of the Year award © Getty Images
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Luis Suarez has revealed he is happy to remain at Liverpool as speculation about his future at Anfield continues.

The Uruguayan has a long-term contract in place until 2017, and in an interview with the Sunday Times, the 26-year-old wishes to stay at the Merseyside club. Last week, Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said the striker was not for sale.

"I'll be here next season, yes. Not only am I playing for Liverpool, I am playing in one of the best leagues in the world," Suarez said. "I am very happy [at Liverpool] and I want to see out my contract, though in football you never know quite what's ahead.

"A club can decide they don't want you, even though you want to stay. In football things never turn out the way you plan."

Suarez is the top scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals, and has notched up a total of 29 in all competitions for Liverpool this season, and on Friday was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.

But, Suarez admits he may not receive the award due to the way he plays the game.

"If I played against a forward who winds me up every game, tries to get on my nerves and drive me mad...it's difficult to vote for someone who does that," he said.

"It's hard to vote for a player who's shouting at you all game and trying to wind you up. But I also think you have to look and evaluate from a footballing perspective. Player of the year was never an aim at the start of the season or something I dream about. It's something I'd always remember, but I'm not going mad to win it."

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