Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker says he wants to return to Ajax... but not for a while
Liverpool star says he will return to Dutch side at some point in his career
Thursday 08 May 2014
Liverpool star Luis Suarez has said he wants to return to his former club Ajax at some point in the future.
Suarez, who was named PFA and FWA Player of the Year, told Helden magazine that he owes much of his success to the skills he honed at the Dutch club and hopes to repay them by returning later in his career.
He said: “'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!”
The Uruguayan scored 81 goals in the three-and-a-half seasons he spent at the Amsterdam ArenA, winning the Eredivisie title in the 2010/11 season and the KNVB Cup in 2010.
The 27-year–old said: “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.
“[Former manager] Martin Jol gave me a lot of confidence. I was honoured when he made me captain of the team and I felt responsible.”
Suarez joined Ajax in 2006 from fellow Dutch side Groningen before being sold to Liverpool for £23million in 2011.
The striker also 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.”
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