Liverpool striker Luis Suarez claims he’s a reformed character
In the past couple of seasons, Luis Suarez has been dealt with a lengthy ban, although the Uruguayan reckons that he will avoid any such punishment this season thanks to a calmer approach on the football pitch.
October 8th, 2013
Last season’s biting incident involving Branislav Ivanovic saw Suarez hit with a ten-game ban and it appeared as though he had played his final game in a Liverpool shirt. However, the Merseyside club rejected the overtures of Arsenal and have worked with the player on his temperament.
Suarez has enjoyed a goal-filled return since the player’s ban came to an end, with two goals against Sunderland and another one against Crystal Palace, with the player adopting a seemingly more mature approach.
“I am aware that in recent matches that I played I’ve been calmer,” he is reported as saying in the Uruguayan newspaper El País. “I am very self-critical and I realised that playing well, with more tranquility, is helping me a lot. I realise and I prefer to continue and not be the same as before.”
Suarez also revealed that Steven Gerrard’s input was hugely helpful during his ban, with the captain revealing that he woke up every morning fearing that Suarez would leave the club.
“His attitude was an extra boost for me to take the decision to stay in Liverpool; both he and the fans of Liverpool influenced much of that. I admire him for the great player he is worldwide. For me, he will always be a benchmark and at club level he is the best player I have played with in my career, as a person and as a footballer.”