Returning Suarez Pledges to “Help Liverpool” Keep Progressing

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says he is committed to the Reds’ cause following his first match back after seeking a summer transfer.

Suarez, 26, returned from a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat at rivals Manchester United.

The Uruguayan wanted to leave Anfield over the summer but Liverpool refused to sell.

“All the time I try my best on the pitch. I’m here to help the team and help Liverpool,” Suarez said.

Suarez was available for selection for the first time in five months in the Reds’ capital One Cup third-round visit to Old Trafford.

He was named by coach Brendan Rodgers in his starting lineup, played the full 90 minutes and even came close to getting an equaliser for his side when his second-half free-kick hit the crossbar.

It was his first appearance for the Merseyside outfit since the April’s biting incidence in a 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Luis Suarez.
Luis Suarez.

He has since then missed the opening six games of the new season and the last four matches of the old following a ten-match suspension handed him by the Football Association.

“The result is not good because we lost but the feeling is good because we played very well, we created chances and we missed,” the 26-year-old Uruguayan told Liverpool’s official website.

“I know it was a difficult moment for myself and for the team it’s very important I’m back because I can help the team and off the pitch I can’t.

“We’ll keep going for the week and for the next game.”