I’m calmer now, claims Liverpool forward Suarez

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has explained how his family has encouraged him to be calmer when on the field, which has helped him to be a better player, the Guardian has reported.

Suarez, 26, was banned for 10 matches during the end of last season having been bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Since returning onto the field, Suarez has scored three goals in two appearances, suggesting his calmness has helped him.

I am aware that in recent matches that I played I’ve been calmer,” Suarez said. “I am very self-critical and I realised that playing well, with more tranquility, is helping me a lot. I realise and I prefer to continue and not be the same as before.

They [family] make me think hard and calm me. Nowadays I think a lot of them when I’m on the field. I wanted my son to live as I do. I suffered a lot as a child and I do not want my children, or any other child, to experience the circumstances as I did. As a parent I try to give them all the love in the world and all the best.

Suarez will travel to Ecuador for Uruguay’s World Cup qualifier on Friday, before hosting Argentina the following Wednesday.

The striker has scored eight goals in 11 matches for his native country this calendar year, and will hope to return fit for Liverpool’s Premier League tie at Newcastle after the international break.

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