I'm being driven out of England because my family are suffering
I was asked to pose for a photo near Manchester but the men just made biting gestures
Accuses the media of only focusing on the bad aspects of his game
Claims The FA did not treat him the same as John Terry in his race case
Says he'd like to play for Real Madrid but claims no contact has been made
By SIMON JONES
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has underlined his need to leave Anfield despite his love for the club and accused the media and the FA of driving him out.
The Uruguay star is in South America preparing for the Confederations Cup and Liverpool have insisted he is not for sale.
But Suarez, who is serving a 10-game domestic ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, has again railed against his treatment from the media.
Ready to say goodbye: Luis Suarez says he is being driven out of Liverpool
'Ever since I arrived I have felt bad, they have never judged me for my play but with the attitude that he dives, protests, makes gestures, racism... everything,' Suarez told television show RR Gol.
'They have never spoken well of me. For that reason, when I was told I could win the Player of the Year award, I said, "I will not get excited as I know that I will never win an important award in England".'
Suarez also feels the FA are against him, comparing his ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra with that of John Terry, who was suspended for half the amount of games after a similar incident with Anton Ferdinand. Suarez suggested the fact he is South American counted against him.
Never given a chance: Suarez says he has been portrayed in a negative way by the media
'Without any proof they gave me an eight-match ban, but with Terry, where they had proof, lip-readers, they gave him four. I'm South American and I think that's the root of all of this,' he added.
'Liverpool is a club that I dreamt about playing for as a boy. I have been with great players there, they know me and I would love to continue for many more years at Liverpool. The stadium is spectacular, the fans are phenomenal: people with tattoos of me, things that I could never have imagined.
'After the [Evra] suspension people would come up to me, this is something that really touched me and they would say, "Luis forget everything and stay."
'But I can't forget as it was something that I had to suffer, that my family had to suffer and away from football I have a family to support and who are hurt by these things.'
Asked again where he sees himself going, should he leave he said: 'My agent said to remain calm rather than quiet, remain calm and when there is concrete interest you'll be the first to know.'
Suarez also recounted a recent incident during a shopping trip, which affected him and his family.
'About a week ago I was walking in a shopping centre near Manchester and three or four guys asked me for a photo,' he revealed.
'While we were posing for it my wife said to me, "Luis, get out of the photo". She noticed they were making biting gestures. I was with my wife and my daughter. Things like that get on your nerves. My wife was on the brink of tears and the blokes ran off laughing. You get tired of stuff like that.'
Is this the end? Suarez says he loves Liverpool but has to leave
Suarez has already said he would be open to a move to Real Madrid and added: 'I'm not sure if I see myself in the white (of Real Madrid), the only thing I know is that I have a contract,' he said.
'Any player would like to play for a great team and Real Madrid certainly are that.
'Every player wants to reach the very top and Real Madrid are at the very top, but everything that has been said is just rumours, I have had nothing concrete.
'Obviously Real Madrid is a great team and every player dreams about them; Real Madrid is Real Madrid and it's as high as you can go as a player and they will always tempt you.'
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Suarez says he and compatriot Edinson Cavani don't speak about their respective futures, with the Napoli striker also the subject of transfer interest.
'We have never really spoken about whether this club or that is interested. Obviously we talk about football; he asks me about the Premier League and I ask him about Italy,' he said.
'But we have never talked or even even joked about one of us going to one club or another.
'I would prefer to have him as a team-mate than a rival because he is a great player. Hopefully he will go to one of the four you dream of because he has great power.'
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