Luis Suarez cites English media as one reason behind Liverpool departure

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Luis Suarez has said one of the reasons he left Liverpool last summer was because he was 'tired' of the English media. 

Barcelona signed the Uruguayan from the Reds for £75million after spending over three years on Merseyside. He won the 2014 PFA Player of the Year as Liverpool narrowly missed out on their first league title since 1990. 

Suarez attracted more than his fair share of controversy during his time at Anfield. In December 2011, he served an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra during a league game.

Then in April 2013 he received a ten-game ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. He clearly didn't learn from that as he then took a chunk out of Italy's Georgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 2014 World Cup group game, this time sitting out four months of action. 

And he appeared to aim his teeth at Martin Demichelis of Manchester City during Barcelona's recent clash at the Etihad, though video evidence is inconclusive.

Suarez fears campaign against him

Suarez has been angered by these reports and believes his reputation precedes him. 

He told beIN SPORTS, brought to our attention by Liverpool Echo: “I don’t know if there is a campaign of the English press towards me, but it can be seen that they miss me. They criticise me so much that they look for something that is not there to draw attention.

“They published images of me (next to Demichelis) in the morning and when they saw that that was false those images disappeared off the pages. I said enough and that they leave me alone and that I went because I was tired of them, but yet they are still looking (for me).

Suarez happy at Barcelona

The 28-year-old took a while to settle in the Catalan state, but is becoming more influential with each passing game. He has seven goals this season, including a brace in last Sunday's 6-1 demolition of Rayo Vallecano. 

“I am very happy at Barca," he said. "I fulfilled a dream to play at the best club in the world and now I am enjoying it. I am contributing things to the team and that leaves me calmer and makes me feel important.

“The family are very happy in Barcelona and enjoying a city that we knew. The children are in the school and my wife is very happy.”

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