Luiz Suarez has refused to rule out one day returning to Liverpool – and says there is no other Premier League club he would consider representing.
Suarez, who left Liverpool in July to join Barcelona in a reported £75 million deal, was back at Anfield on Sunday for a charity match pitting a Steven Gerrard XI against a side led by Jamie Carragher.
After the game, Suarez was asked by Liverpool’s official website if he may play for the club again.
The Uruguay forward responded: “You never know in football, but if in the future I play in England again, I play with the Liverpool shirt on and not another shirt.”
Suarez, who scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for Liverpool, welcomed the opportunity to partner Fernando Torres in attack for the Gerrard XI.
“It was great for me,” he added.
“Four years ago when I arrived here for Liverpool, I crossed my fingers to play with Fernando and he left three days after I signed.
“Today was a great day for all the players, but for me and Fernando it was a great chance to play together.”
Luiz Suarez , Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso returned to Anfield to take part in Liverpool’s All-Star charity match in which Gerrard scored two penalties as his side came from behind to draw 2-2.
Organised to raise funds for the Liverpool FC foundation, a host of past and present Reds stars, as well as a number of familiar Premier League faces, played out an entertaining draw that, for all its star names, lacked quality at times.
Jamie Carragher’s XI took the lead inside the opening ten minutes with Mario Balotelli curling in from 25 yards to leave Brad Jones helpless. The Italy international has struggled to endear himself to the Anfield faithful since his arrival from Milan in the summer, but proved the value he can offer when given a strike partner with whom he can work alongside.
Along with Drogba he repeatedly stretched the opposition defence, and the pair combined to devastating effect to double their side’s lead as Balotelli’s fine through-ball allowed the Chelsea forward to break the offside trap, round Jones and finish into an empty net.