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Suarez Wants Long Anfield Stay

Luis Suarez has moved to nip the rumours linking him to Bayern Munich in the bud.

The morning after scoring his 17th league goal of the season for Liverpool against Arsenal, Suarez pledged his long-term future to the Anfield club.

Uruguayan international Suarez is reportedly at the top of Pep Guardiola’s wish list, for his first transfer window in charge of Bayern next season.

But Suarez, who has tormented defences to the tune of 43 goals in 84 appearances in his two years at Liverpool, insists his heart lies on Merseyside.

"I hope [to be at Liverpool] for a very long time because it's a massive club that kids dream about playing for," Suarez told Liverpool’s official website.

"I've been very proud to be at a club like Liverpool and to have made the decision to come here. In two years I've lived through some spectacular and very special moments that I will never, ever forget.

"There have been a few difficult times as well, but with the support of my family, the club and the fans, things have gone well for me.”

Suarez has a unique style of play that has left Premier League defenders clutching at straws since his move to Liverpool from Anfield.

He has a catalogue of nutmegs and successful dribbles to his name, as well as several memorable goals, including one from over the half-way line.

‘El Pistolero’ learnt his trade on the streets of Uruguay, and continues to play with the free style of a street footballer.

Asked if his background as a street footballer has served him well in the Premier League, Suarez said: "I don't know about that!"

"It's a massive difference between street football in Uruguay and football in the Premier League.

"I think maybe I did pick up things playing in the street that maybe I wouldn't have learned playing on a proper pitch. They're different cultures and ways of life.

"It was a way of learning football that I do not regret for a minute. If anything, just the opposite. I'm grateful for all I learned there and I've got to where I am today partly thanks to all that."

Street footballer or not, Suarez could jink his way into most top teams in world football. And Reds fans should be grateful that he remains happy to turn out for their club, while it remains outside the very top echelons of the sport.

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