Luis Suarez reveals 'rebellious streak' began aged nine

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Luis Suarez's rebellious streak has it's roots in an event that happened when he was just nine years old, according to the Express.

The controversial striker is set to return to action for Liverpool tonight against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup, having been banned for ten matches at the back end of last season for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

Suarez has also fallen foul of the general code of conduct on numerous occasions prior to the aforementioned incident, including when he was banned for eight matches for racially abusing Patrice Evra, and when he was given a seven-game suspension for former club Ajax.

But according the Express, in a book entitled Vamos Que Vamos, Suarez reveals that his inner demons began to take hold when he was merely nine years of age, when his parents broke up.

"They were tough times," Suarez said.

"My parents had split up and there was all the problem of us being a family that never had the possibility of choosing anything.

"I was never able to tell my mother or father, 'I want these trainers', and have them buy me those trainers. It was the pure reality.

"Up to the age of 12 I knew that I wanted to play football, but afterwards, from 12 to 14, I went through a phase in which the football wasn't going well for me and I didn't want to study.

"I didn't like to train. I only liked playing the games and that way it was going to be very difficult for me to achieve something. I got really angry. I was a rebel and that worked against me."

Suarez's return is likely to be with mixed reactions from fans, with certain quarters having been keen on the idea of selling him off after a summer of speculation in which he openly stated he wanted to leave Anfield.

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