Suarez: Liverpool success matters more than personal goals

Luis Suarez has said helping Liverpool to the best possible season in the Premier League is more important to him than individual success, Sky Sports has reported.

Suarez has scored 29 goals in 28 league games so far this season, putting the Reds two points clear at the top of the table, and he is on course to set a new record for goals scored in a single Premier League season.

Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo are the current record holders, having scored 31 goals in 1995-96 and 2008-09 respectively. Injury or suspension permitting, Suarez has five games to overtake the current record.

“If I wanted to [win the Golden Boot] I could ask Stevie if I could take a penalty, but I don’t like that,” Suarez said after being named joint-player of the month with Steven Gerrard.

“For myself it is more important that Liverpool finish in a good position. I try in every game to score because I am a striker. I love to make goals but for me if I could swap being top scorer or winning the Golden Boot for the team finishing in the top four that would be more important.

“Of course it would be special [to break the record]. In the last few years I have tried to do my job as well as I can to help the team and the Liverpool supporters. We also know Chelsea and (Manchester) City dropped some points, so we’re at the top of the league now and that’s amazing for us.”

Suarez, along with 20-goal Daniel Sturridge and the rest of the Liverpool squad have managed 90 goals in their 33 games so far in the league, six more than Manchester City, 25 more than Chelsea and more than three times the goals scored by the bottom two, Sunderland and Cardiff City.

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