Tuesday, 5th February, 2013
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has stressed that the Reds are currently in transition and cannot be compared with their sides from past years.
Suarez has led from the front this season for Liverpool, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League for the Merseyside giants so far in the current campaign.
The Uruguayan has seen his side out of the Champions League spots consistently though and getting into the top four this season would take a remarkable run of form from Brendan Rodgers’ men, who currently sit seventh in the standings.
While that cannot be ruled out completely, Suarez is at pains to point out that Liverpool have changed and are no longer the side that was ranked number one in Europe by UEFA in as recently as 2009.
Indeed, he has insisted they are in transition.
"I am fine [at Liverpool], growing", he told Spanish daily Marca.
"We are not the Liverpool of old, we’re recovering from a slump, but this this a period of transition with a new and different philosophy of playing from the coach.
"We’re just lacking the results to finish in the Champions League places."
Suarez will undoubtedly have been much encouraged by Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Manchester City over the weekend, a game the Reds dominated for large parts.
He has also shown his commitment to Liverpool by signing a new contract earlier this season.
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