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With rumours swirling about possible interest from Real Madrid, Liverpool player Luis Suárez has recognised that it would be difficult "to say no" to the Spanish club. The Uruguayan was speaking during an interview with radio station ‘Sport890’, based in his home country.
Suárez said he was happy at Liverpool, but it had been a tough year for him and his family, a situation that might open the door to his departure from Anfield. “I have a contract with Liverpool, but it would be very difficult to say no to Real Madrid”.
Here’s more from the interview:
Are you close to Madrid? Have they talked to your agent?
The desire to win with the big clubs is always there. I’ve talked to my agent, there’s nothing concrete. To say no to Madrid would always be difficult and more so with the team they have. I have a contract with Liverpool, but it would be very difficult to say no to Real Madrid. There are a lot of rumours in the transfer period, but you never know until firm offers are made.
Is your time up at Liverpool?
I’m happy at Liverpool. I’m happy because of the fans. I made a mistake, I’m human, but they’ve talked about me in ways they shouldn’t have. My family have suffered and things got out of hand. My daughter and my wife have suffered. I’m not prepared to continue to put up with the English press.
If you could would you go to another league, like the Spanish?
I love Liverpool, but if there is a chance of playing somewhere else... I suffered too much as a kid to get where I am to be attacked unfairly by the English press. They haven’t appreciated me as a player, they’ve just judged my attitude.
Is the club insisting you stay?
Yes, they’ve always said that. I’ve talked to the coach, and he knows what I want. He was a player. Some of the players understand my situation; enough said.
Cavani. One of the two will end up at Madrid?
It’s a proud thing for Uruguay that someone has the chance of going to Madrid. It’s necessary to wait until there is something more concrete, to get to the heart of the matter. The possibility means both of us are doing a good job.
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