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May 8, 2014

Luis Suarez eyes future Ajax return

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has told a Dutch magazine that he would one day like to return to Ajax.

Luis Suarez later received a seven-match ban for biting PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal
Luis Suarez's last spell at Ajax ended in acrimony after he bit PSV midfielder Ottman Bakkal.

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The 27-year-old -- voted Player of the Year by both the Professional Footballers' Association and the Football Writers' Association -- has stated repeatedly in recent months that he is happy at Anfield.

Suarez made clear last summer that he wanted a move away, but committed his future to the Reds until 2018 by signing a new contract in December, and has helped them to qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Uruguay international moved to Merseyside from Ajax in January 2011 for 22.8 million pounds.

He departed Amsterdam amid controversy, having received a seven-match ban shortly before his exit for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ottman Bakkal on the shoulder during an Eredivisie match.

But he insisted that he would want to go back to the Netherlands one day, telling Helden magazine: "I've always said on one day I will return at Ajax. Even if the manager doesn't want me, I'll go. For sure.

"Ajax was a very important step in my life. My wife Sofia and I are crazy about Amsterdam and the lifestyle, the respect from and for everyone. We had a happy life and could live there in peace. We walked a lot through Amsterdam.

"Ajax was the ideal club for me and I learned a lot there. I credit Ajax for teaching me to use both feet, but also how to play without the ball and how to be a team player."

Suarez, who was named Liverpool's Player of the Year on Tuesday, scored his 31st Premier League goal of the season in Monday night's 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace.

Liverpool sit two points behind leaders Manchester City with one game to play, at home to Newcastle on Sunday.

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