Luis Suarez wanted to join Arsenal when he was at Liverpool
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Luis Suarez reveals he wanted to join Arsenal back in 2013.

The Uruguayan striker explains he wanted to move to the North London club because they were a Champions League playing team.

Steven Gerrard played a huge role and convinced him to stay at the Merseyside club.

He finally secured a permanent move to Barcelona in 2014 after scoring 69 goals in 110 appearances for the Reds in his three-year stint.

Suarez told UEFA’s official website: “I think I’d been at Liverpool for a year and a half when Brendan took charge in July 2012.

“Back then, I had opportunities to sign for other clubs who were getting in contact with me, but he phoned me when I was in Uruguay on holiday, to tell me that he had another way of thinking, that he wanted to change the club and its philosophy, that he wanted the club to get back in the Champions League and fight to win big trophies, that he was going to make the team play great football.

“He asked me to believe and trust him. I enjoyed that chat. I liked his conviction, the philosophy he wanted to implement at the club, so I talked to my agent and the club to say that I didn’t want to leave, that I wanted another opportunity to be successful at Liverpool.

“That year wasn’t as good as we wanted, but ideas were already pretty clear. So then the 2012/13 season goes by, and I wanted to sign for Arsenal since Arsenal had played in the Champions League every season prior to that.”

 

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