Luis Suarez has refused to rule out the possibility of playing in the Premier League again, but he would only ever do so for Liverpool.
The Uruguayan arrived in England during the winter transfer window of 2011, when Kenny Dalglish lured him from Ajax in a £22.8million transfer. This was an inspired piece of business, despite the controversy he courted, as the forward went on to score 82 goals in 133 appearances and very nearly led the Reds to the title last season.
The sight of Suarez walking off the pitch in tears at the conclusion of the 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace which all but banished those title hopes was one of the images of the campaign, and weeks later he joined Barcelona in a £75million deal. After a slow start to life in Spain the 28-year-old is finding his feet, and scored in the 2-1 defeat of Real Madrid last week.
Suarez was back on Merseyside this weekend to play in a charity match arranged by Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard, during which he received a great reception from the Anfield crowd. Speaking after the match he was full of praise for the Liverpool supporters, and revealed he would only ever return to the Premier League to play for them again.
“You never know in football what the future holds but if I ever play in England again I will play for the Liverpool team and not another team,” Suarez told LFCTV. “I’ve missed the fans. The atmosphere is unbelievable, it’s amazing. Everyone who’s played for Liverpool knows how important the supporters are. They know they are in my heart.”