Luis Suarez has certainly come a long distance, from not agreeing to stay at the club in the summer to steering the club to title ambitions come March. The whole team has centred around him after he made his return from the suspension, repaying the trust on by scoring 23 times and making 19 assists.
After a summer of doubts about his future at the club, the Uruguayan finally put pen to paper and committed his long term future at the club. Recently he also stated that he would continue with the Premier League outfit irrespective of their Champions League outcome and that he is happier than ever at the club.
Now the forward has gone on to add that he has matured himself as a player and that the controversies has made him more perfect a player.
I want to enjoy the here and now,” he said in an interview. “Every player should live in the present, to enjoy what they’re doing. Thinking about things I did as a kid or at Ajax aren’t going to improve me on the pitch.
“I want to stay in that position and look to the future. What happened in the past happened – you have to move on.”
He has had two major controversies surrounding him, the first one after he was suspended for racially commenting against Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and the second one more recently for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic for which he was handed a ten game suspension.
But finally he feels that he has matured as a player and he has become more intelligent than he was a few years before.
“As the years have gone by, I’ve matured too. You become more intelligent, you think more and you learn from the errors you commit.
“I’ve always known when I’ve played well and when I’ve played badly. Now it’s the same when I know I’ve made a mistake, and when I haven’t.
“It’s from these situations that I realise how far I’ve come from leaving Uruguay as a 19-year-old. I’ve learned a lot,” he added.
Suarez has been the main strike force behind Liverpool’s thrust for title this season and he has already scored 24 league goals. His partnership with Daniel Sturridge has been deadly and the two have combined to destroy the defences of many a sides.
The Liverpool fans would certainly be hoping that he continues with his good work for the club for more years to come and be part of the rejuvenation that manager Brendan Rodgers has been trying to create at the Merseyside club.