Luis Suarez says he never had a chance to win the Champions League with Liverpool

Luis Suarez says he is happy to be at Barcelona because he never had a chance to win the Champions League with his previous clubs.

The former Liverpool striker left England last summer after leading the Merseyside club to a second place finish in the Premier League and Champions League qualification.

Suarez spent three and a half seasons with Liverpool, winning the PFA Player of the Year award last season as well as the Golden Boot.

His only cup success during that period was the 2012 League Cup, which Liverpool won on penalties over Cardiff City.

During an interview with UEFA.com, Suarez says he ultimately decided to leave Liverpool because he wanted to play for a club which was capable of winning big trophies.

“Barcelona are always candidates to win the Champions League,” Suarez said. “That’s a plus here, as the clubs I’ve played for before didn’t really have the chance to win big [European] trophies – maybe a domestic league or cup.

“Playing in a team like this, where all the players want to win every match and everything, that is a sign that it’s all about silverware – whether it’s the Champions League, the Liga or whichever trophy’s available. We have a chance of making the final.”

Suarez went on to talk about his relationship with Barcelona teammates, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

“It is about adapting to the way they play and the moves they make, and trying to make things easier for them,” he added.

“They are incredible players, but you work to support the team regardless of who is playing that day. Everybody feels comfortable in their role of helping Messi and Neymar play their best game. There are situations where he have maybe two or three players in attack to distract the defense.”

The former Liverpool player said he now feels comfortable in Barcelona, after a brief adjustment period at the beginning of the season.

“Everything is fine,” Suarez concluded. “In the first few months you have to get to know your new teammates, but I am very happy with everything here now.”

Programming note: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona will be shown LIVE today at 2:45pm EST on FOX Sports 1 and FoxSoccer2Go.

 

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  1. jtm371 April 15, 2015

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