Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said he will one day return to former club Ajax, ESPN
Suarez left Amsterdam for Anfield in January 2011, the Reds paying £22.8m for the Uruguay international. Suarez spent four years with the Amsterdammers having originally moved to the Netherlands to play for Groningen.
“I’ve always said on one day I will return at Ajax. Even if the manager doesn’t want me, I’ll go. For sure,” Suarez said. “Ajax was a very important step in my life. My wife Sofia and I are crazy about Amsterdam and the lifestyle, the respect from and for everyone.
“We had a happy life and could live there in peace. We walked a lot through Amsterdam,” he continued. “Ajax was the ideal club for me and I learned a lot there. I credit Ajax for teaching me to use both feet, but also how to play without the ball and how to be a team player.”
Suarez was Ajax captain at the time he left the club but departed in controversial circumstances, in the middle of a ban for biting an opponent. In April 2013 he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and received a 10-game ban from the Football Association.
Having served his suspension Suarez returned to action despite last summer agitating for a move away from the Reds. He eventually stayed at the club and this season has scored 31 times as Liverpool mounted a title challenge, and go into the last day of the season two points behind leaders Manchester City.
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