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Suarez: I would like to play with Ronaldo

Disillusioned Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has revealed his desire to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Suarez, 26, wants to leave Liverpool despite a terrific season, in which he scored 23 goals in 33 Premier League appearances.

The controversial Uruguayan is unhappy with what he perceives to be unfair treatment of him from the media, largely in reaction to his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League match in April.

Suarez – who was also slapped with an eight-match suspension for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in 2011 – wants to move to Spain and would relish the chance to play alongside Portuguese star Ronaldo.

He told Uruguayan television: “Of course I would like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He’s a great player. You never know, but it’s complicated.”

Liverpool, who signed Suarez for a reported fee of just under 23 million pounds, will look for almost double that if they do sell the forward.

Suarez joined the Anfield outfit from Ajax in 2011, in the aftermath of a seven-match ban he received for biting PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal.

He never played for Ajax after the incident and the same could happen at Liverpool after he sunk his teeth into the shoulder of Ivanovic.

Suarez did express regret for the incident and admitted he “completely lost it” in the fixture against Chelsea.

“The incident with Ivanovic – I know I made a mistake, it was me, my fault, and he did not do anything to me,” he said.

“I was angry because I had given away a penalty for handball. I was the cause of the penalty against my team – I saw red and completely lost it. I can’t really explain it.

“But still people can be very cruel, and the reaction was amazing.”

Suarez is currently preparing with the Uruguay squad for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Tue 11 June, 2013
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