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'This is all I want': Luis Suarez says his career dream is winning the title with Liverpool
In a revealing interview, the striker says how he used to dream about representing the club while playing on the Playstation as a youngster
There is a widely held belief outside Liverpool that Luis Suarez epitomises everything that’s wrong with football.
When the Uruguay striker arrived at Anfield from Ajax 18 months ago, his reputation as an enemy of the game preceded him.
Here was a man who would do anything to give himself an edge on the pitch – including once biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal.
Since being christened the ‘Cannibal of Ajax’, the 25-year-old has continued to polarise opinion.
His guts and goals have made him a hero of the Kop; his ugly race-row with Patrice Evra made him Public Enemy No.1.
At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the deliberate handball that kept out Dominic Adiyiah’s goal -bound header and helped send Uruguay through to the semi-finals at the expense of Ghana, ensured he was worshipped at home... and vilified everywhere else.
So it will surprise many that behind those gunslinger eyes lies a sensitive soul.
In a revealing interview, Suarez insists he’s nothing more complicated than a loving husband and proud father.
When Kenny Dalglish paid £22.8million for him in January 2011, Suarez briefly feared he would be overwhelmed by the famous names in the Anfield dressing room.
“If you ask me now what am I dreaming of for the rest of my career, I would tell you it is a championship with Liverpool,” said Suarez.
“That is all I want – and usually I get what I want. I have a lot of self-confidence about this now, but before I joined Liverpool... I can admit this now: I was nervous.
“I feared I would be surrounded by superstars in the dressing room.
“Big-time Charlies. But I soon found out they are all really nice, down-to-earth guys.”
Suarez added: “Now I am so happy in Liverpool. As a young boy I would dream about playing for a club like this.
“Even when I first bought a Playstation, I used to play a football game and I always picked Liverpool as my club. So I find it amazing that I now wear the shirt here. I am playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. Everyone in South America knows that. My career is going fantastic.
“But I could not have done any of this without my wife.”
Suarez is married to childhood sweetheart Sofia, and is father to two-year-old Delfina.
It is when he speaks about his family that the barriers really come down.
“I can’t live without Sofia,” said Suarez. “From the first moment I thought she was beautiful and nice.
“When I am off, I don’t go out on the town with the other players until four in the morning. I don’t like that.
“When I come home from a match or training in a bad mood, I forget everything when I see my wife and my daughter.”
Suarez added: “When I was little, I did not even have money for football boots. My family barely had enough money for food, so I try not to spoil Delfina with material things.
“But in Uruguay people see me as some mega-rich footballer. Kids talk to me, saying ‘hey, you’re the multi-millionaire’.
“I find that awkward. It is true I have a super contract now, but I try to live a normal life. I know the value of money because of the way I have been brought up.”
But controversy and Suarez are not distant partners for long.
Both Juventus and AC Milan wanted to give him a fresh start in Italy this summer when the fall-out from his eight-game ban for abusing Evra refused to recede.
Instead, Suarez signed a new four-year Liverpool contract.
“Listen, when I make a big mistake, I accept any punishment and all the criticism,” he said.
“The biting incident was a massive mistake. When I bit Bakkal, I knew I was wrong.
“So I apologised to Bakkal and to my team.
“But I see fouls in England which are far worse – and the sanctions are not as big.
“I never kicked somebody’s leg to pieces, you know.
“But even when I know I’ve been wrong, I can’t read or hear the stuff they say about me because I get so upset.”http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/luis-suarez-exclusive-liverpool-striker-1268286?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter