"When you have a player as good as Luis Suarez, you know the big clubs are going to want him. I was waking up each morning, hoping that nothing would happen and that he would still be here.
"Nobody tried harder than me to (make him stay) and he knows exactly what I think of him. I knew if we could keep him here, the better our chances (of progress) would be. He is a special type of footballer and he gives us something different. When the club got the message to him that they were not going to sell, he got his head down and has worked hard. He has never given us a moment's problem. He wants to achieve something this season and he looks as hungry as he has ever done. He is here now and he wants to stay.
"It is a credit to Luis for the way he has come back. A lot of players in his position might have come back and spat the dummy out and not tried for the team. But he is not that type of guy. He realised the club wanted to keep him and he has respected their decision."
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