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Suarez: Setbacks will make us stronger

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Suarez congratulated by his team-mates after scoring against Everton (©GettyImages)
Suarez congratulated by his team-mates after scoring against Everton (©GettyImages).
Liverpool's Luis Suarez is adamant that the turbulent season the Red's have had can only make the team stronger. 

While Kenny Dalglish's side could finish the season double cup winners - having already won the Carling Cup, they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final - the Merseyside club has languished in the league, currently sitting in 8th place behind rivals Everton in 7th.

The Uruguayan believes that Liverpool's recent struggles will make them into a better side next season. 

"You are bound to enjoy picking up trophies and medals, of course you are. But you learn most about one another during a bad patch – you learn how to stick together even more," he insisted.

"No team has success after success. All clubs, teams and players go through good runs and bad runs. That is football.

"Even the very best of all time have bad periods, but it is how they react that defines them. If you react in the right way and support each other, adversity can be a good thing in the long run because you become stronger."

Under-fire Dalglish has given his full support to the striker he signed in January 2011 - including during the FA inquiry that found Suarez guilty of making racist remarks towards Manchester United's Patrice Evra - something he was much maligned for. 

The Uruguayan is grateful for the backing he has received from his boss, and feels that working with Dalglish, himself a former Liverpool striker, will help to mould him into a better player. 

"Apart from the fact that he was the person that signed me, I appreciate the fact that I've always felt that I've had 100 per cent backing from Kenny Dalglish," added the 25 year old. 

"This is very important for any footballer. He understands me as a player and as a person. He knows what I can do and that I will always give everything for the team on the field.

"Importantly, because he was a striker himself, if there are things I need to put right, he tries to help me by giving advice.

"I always take it in the right manner because I respect the fact that he played in the same position as me and is one of the greatest, if not the greatest player, in the club's history."

The Red's will be hoping to get their hands on their second piece of silverware of the season with a win against Chelsea at Wembley, and will also want to leapfrog Merseyside rivals Everton in the league with five matches remaining. 
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