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Luis Suarez explains why he was laughing when he missed an open goal v Malaga

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Few strikers have ever been as prolific as Barcelona's Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan was one of the finest the Premier League has ever seen during his days with Liverpool and he has only enhanced his reputation after moving to Catalonia.

Nevertheless, most world-class stars enter a period where they simply cannot do anything right and at this moment in time, that is what is happening to the former Ajax man.

He just cannot hit a barn door at the moment, with Lionel Messi having to regularly bail him out of trouble.

In the 2-1 win against Sevilla, it was Paco Alcacer who came to the Uruguayan's rescue after yet another dismal display.

However, given his ability, it will likely only be a matter of time until Suarez is back scoring every week.

MALAGA NIGHTMARE

One of his worst performances came in Barcelona's uninspiring 2-0 win over bottom placed Malaga.

Gerard Deulofeu and Andres Iniesta scored the goals, while Suarez missed a hatful of chances in a game which the home side dominated.

At one point in the match, Suarez managed to miss an open goal after exceptional work from Sergi Roberto.

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That's really, really bad. What many people noticed at the time is that it appeared that Suarez was laughing after he inexplicably guided the ball the wrong side of the post.

Well, it turns out the reason he did so was actually rather humorous and a sign that he is not immune to his own poor form.

SUAREZ COMES CLEAN

"I remember a play against Malaga when Sergi Roberto gave me the ball and before shooting I was laughing because I knew I was going to miss, due to the moment I'm going through," Suarez said.

"In another moment, I'd have caught it wrong and it would have gone in. I know that when one goes in, a lot more will start to go in."

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You can't really blame him for that.

Suarez also said in his interview that he and Barcelona miss Neymar, who left for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

“We miss Ney a lot on the pitch, but more off it, because he was special. He's said it. We had a lot of fun. He transmits happiness and joy all of the time. He was important for us.

“He's playing for another team now but I don't hold it against him, the opposite. I tried to convince him to stay because I think here's the best place for him, but it's a decision he had to take.”

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