Luis Suarez: I've been picked on in England and want to leave Liverpool

The striker claims to have been victimised in England

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Luis Suarez has claimed he has been victimised in England because of his nationality, pointing to the ban he received in 2011 for racially abusing Patrice Evra, which was longer than that given to John Terry for his row with Anton Ferdinand.

"They gave me an eight-match ban without any proof, but in the case of Terry, where they had proof and lip-readers, they gave him four," the Liverpool's Uruguayan striker said. "I'm South American and I think that's the root of all of this."

He went on to tell Uruguayan television programme RR Gol: "Every player would like to play for a huge team, and Real Madrid is a huge team. Every player wants to reach the top and Real Madrid are one of the top clubs, but everything that has been said so far is just speculation, I haven't received any concrete offers.

"I don't know if I will become a Madrid player, the only thing I know is that I have a contract."

Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas was in Liverpool today for a medical ahead of a £7.5m move.