New Delhi: Luis Suarez finally admitted that he left Liverpool because of English media. The Barcelona forward, talking to beIN Sports, wondered if the English press had a campaign against him.
Suarez, who was pivotal to Liverpool's rebirth as title contenders in English, joined Barcelona on a five-year term after a tumultuous three years stay at Anfield last July.
“I don’t know if there is a campaign of the English press towards me, but it can be seen that they miss me. They criticise me so much that they look for something that is not there to draw attention,” he was quoted as saying.
Referring to the recent EUFA Champions League clash at Manchester City, the Uruguayan added that “They published images of me (next to Demichelis) in the morning and when they saw that that was false those images disappeared off the pages. I said enough and that they leave me alone and that I went because I was tired of them, but yet they are still looking (for me).”
After establishing himself as one of the world's most lethal strikers, Suarez arrived in England in 2011. But soon found himself embroiled in many unwanted situations, including his infamous biting of the Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and the racial abuse of the then Manchester United's Patrice Evra.
Despite all the bad press, he continued to be Reds' main player helping the club gained lost ground. He won himself the Premier League Player of the Year award in 2014, after scoring 31 goals.
The former Ajax player also contended that he and his family are now happily settled at Barcelona.
“The family are very happy in Barcelona and enjoying a city that we knew. The children are in the school and my wife is very happy.”