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Liverpool's Suarez: I just wanted to be judged on the pitch

Liverpool star Luis Suarez insists he only wants to be judged by what he does on the pitch.

The controversial Uruguayan has attracted plenty of negativity over the years, most notably due to incidents involving Manchester United's Patrice Evra and Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, but is not too bothered about the personality he casts.

Suarez knows that he is loved by his teammates and the Reds coaching staff and has made it clear that he only wants to please people with his dazzling performances on the turf.

"Everyone has his culture, his way of living, and you're not going to be able to change that," he told Sport magazine.

"What I would love, something I've always said, is that they judge me as a player on the pitch. By what I do on the pitch. Anyway, it's not good to read too much of what they say, because you know there are a lot of lies.

"There are players that have been at the club for a long time who you look up to, try and learn from.

"But professionalism, experience - you have to learn that yourself. You have to learn to be confident in yourself, know that you still lack things and you have to work hard.

"Those younger players have to keep that in mind. They're at a club they need to respect. There are a lot of people who would like to be here in their position, so they need to value it."

Suarez has certainly done his talking on the pitch this season, scoring 23 goals and providing nine assists in 22 Premier League appearances, to help the Reds to fourth spot on the table.

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