Suarez seeking trophy return

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has his sights set firmly on a trophy return at Anfield next season, starting with this summer's Copa America competition.

The 24-year-old Uruguay international is relishing the chance to link up with his compatriots in Argentina for next month's South American showcase tournament and is determined to end the country's 16-year wait for the coveted crown.

After an impressive World Cup campaign last summer, it's fair to say that expectation is high for Suarez and Co. to deliver another good performance.

"Expectation is really high among the fans back home because if you look at it, we got further than any other South American team in the last World Cup," he confirmed.

"I think we'd be making a big mistake if we just swaggered into the Copa America thinking: 'Yes, we're a top side, it's going to be easy.' It's not the same - the World Cup and the Copa America are two entirely different competitions.


"We're always considered one of the favourites but I don't think we should go there believing ourselves to be one of the fancied teams," Suarez continued.

"I think it's much better to go there with a low-profile and we need to make sure we are well focused."

With a growing South American contingent at Anfield, Suarez revealed there was plenty of banter at Melwood between himself, Lucas Leiva and Maxi Rodriguez in the build-up to the summer tournament.

"I have had plenty of conversation about the competition," he said. "It's a real shame that Maxi wasn't able to make the cut for Argentina, but Lucas is going to be part of the Brazil squad so we've been dreaming about a Brazil versus Uruguay final."

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