Liverpool’s Suarez targets Ajax return

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said he will one day return to former club Ajax, ESPN has reported.

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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