Luis Suarez has revealed he is fully committed to Liverpool, even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, reports The Metro.
The player seemed to be on his way out of Liverpool last season after trying to move away from the club following failure to qualify for Europe, after finishing seventh in the 2012/13 Premier League season. Arsenal triggered the £40 million clause in the players contract allowing the Gunners to have contact with Suarez by bidding a cheeky £40,000,001.
However, manager Brendan Rodgers and owner John W Henry stepped in to persuade the striker to stay, with the Uruguayan signing a new lucrative deal, keeping the striker at the club until 2018, on a reported £200,000 a week.
When asked by FourFourTwo Magazine for an interview for their April issue if he would stay next season even with no Champions League football again, Suarez replied: "I think so. I signed my new contract because I’m very happy here and I want to stay where I’m enjoying football and life. Playing in the Champions League isn’t dependent on that."
Suarez added: "I’d actually prefer not to win this Golden Boot and for Liverpool to qualify for the Champions League this season.
"Any player would miss the Champions League. We’ve not been good enough since I’ve been here to qualify, but this could definitely be our year.
"It would be a frustration not to get fourth because we’ve done everything possible and given our maximum to qualify.
"Everyone says Champions League nights at Anfield are amazing – memories you guard forever. It would be an unforgettable experience and it’s been too long since that happened. I think to finish in the top three, which is still possible, would be incredible with the players we have in the squad."
Suarez is top of the goal scoring charts this term, with 24 goals in 32 Premier League games. Liverpool currently sit second in the Premier League table, just four points off leaders Chelsea and play arch-rivals Manchester United in their next game at Old Trafford on March 16th.