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Suarez: I'm more angel than demon

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has claimed he struggles to come to terms with his bad boy image, insisting he is "more an angel than a demon."

Luis Suarez: Never far from controversy
Despite Luis Suarez's fine form this season, his previous indiscretions have not been forgotten.

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For all his prodigious goalscoring, Suarez, is still pursued by his past misdemeanours, such as being found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra and biting Branislav Ivanovic, both of which resulted in lengthy bans.

Arsene Wenger said on French TV in December that the Uruguay international is "an angel who transforms himself into a demon on the pitch", but the man himself partially refuted the Arsenal coach's claim.

"I think I'm more an angel than a demon. It's very difficult to have that image. I avoid giving interviews because I'm shy. I pay attention to what I say," Suarez told TF1.

That principle would certainly apply to his future as Suarez has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Anfield, and the Premier League entirely.

However, after signing a lengthy and lucrative new deal before Christmas and with Brendan Rodgers' men challenging for a top-four finish, Suarez insisted his focus was on the Reds, particularly as he is likely to get the top-grade European football he craves next season.

"Right now, with my club, the principal objective is to qualify for the Champions League," he said, brushing aside a question about when he would team up with international colleague Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint-Germain.

"It must be unforgettable to play a Champions League game at Anfield. That's why I really want to experience that."


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