Luis Suarez will stay loyal to Liverpool after the unequivocal support the club showed him during recent controversies, according to Herman Pinkster - his former mentor at Ajax.

The Uruguayan striker has endured a difficult few months, having been suspended for eight matches after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

Suarez's reputation took a further battering upon his return to action after he refused to shake Evra's hand during the next meeting between the two sides - a decision which sparked wide condemnation.

Sir Alex Ferguson was particularly cutting in his assessment of the 25-year-old, claiming Liverpool should consider selling him, while he has since been linked with a move away from Anfield.

Suarez, though, has the full backing of his club and his departure is surely out of the question, although he has plenty to do to win over the winder football community.

Pinkster, however, believes Suarez is simply misunderstood, and expects him to remain with Liverpool despite his troubles of late in English football.

“Luis is someone who values loyalty more than money, I believe the internal support for Luis at Liverpool has been strong and he will never forget that,” the Ajax team manager told The Telegraph.

“Luis will know it was not such a wise decision not to shake Patrice Evra’s hand. He will want to change people’s opinion of him.

“I see a different perspective than others. He will be even more determined to show everyone his football skills.

“When he makes his mind up about something he sticks to it. That is what happened when he was determined to leave Ajax and move to England and his ambition then was to improve himself and become an even better player.

“Outside of football he is one of the greatest guys I have ever met. He is so determined on the pitch and sometimes it is that determination that is a problem for him."

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