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Liverpool news: Luis Suarez reveals he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp

25 Jan 2019, 01:06 IST

Luis Suarez says Klopp is a great manager, but a return to Liverpool not on the cards at the moment.
Luis Suarez says Klopp is a great manager, but a return to Liverpool not on the cards at the moment.

What's the story?

Barcelona striker and former Liverpool star Luis Suarez has stated his desire to train under the current Reds coach Jurgen Klopp, but has made it clear that he has no plans of returning to the Premier League anytime soon in an interview with German sports magazine 11Freunde.

The Uruguayan also admitted his long love for his former club and said that his connection with Liverpool didn't end in 2014, when he left Anfield for Camp Nou, but will remain intact for a lifetime.

In case you didn't know...

Suarez, who was phenomenal for the Reds, has been even more prolific for the Catalan giants and has scored 125 goals in 149 league matches for them so far.

The former Ajax striker who celebrates his 32nd birthday today, had missed out on the Premier League title in the 2013-14 season, partly because of the infamous Gerrard slip.

The Heart of the matter...

Ever since the player departed Anfield, Liverpool have struggled to replace him with an out-and-out number 9.

But, under Jurgen Klopp, the Reds have finally established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the league and boast one of the most fearsome attacking trio of the league in Mo Salah, Firmino and Mane.

When the reporter asked him what he thinks of Klopp and his style, Suarez revealed that he is a big fan of the German and that he looks forward to train and play under him one day.

He told 11Freunde:

"Every player would like to train under Jurgen Klopp.”

On the possibility of actually playing under him in the near future, he responded:

"Currently we work for two different clubs, so that's not an issue for me at the moment."

He also said that he expects a lot from his former club, who are currently sitting atop the league table, this season.

He continued:

“Anyone who has ever played at Liverpool remains connected to the club for a lifetime.”
"The team plays terrific football and I am very interested to see how they do this year. I think we can still expect a lot.”

What's next?

Liverpool and Klopp resume their charge for the league title Leicester City next week, on account of the FA Cup fixtures this weekend, which include the much awaited clash of Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates stadium.

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