By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Luis Suarez has ruled out playing for any Premier League team other than Liverpool.
The Barcelona superstar was the subject of a £40million-plus-£1 bid from Arsenal in the summer of 2013 and pushed for a move to the Londoners before eventually staying at Anfield for final year.
Suarez has taken his game to another level in Spain, where he has formed one-third of one of the greatest forward lines in football history alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.
The 29-year-old has scored an astonishing 32 goals already this season and would be a leading target for any of the leading clubs in the future.
But, in a blow to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, Suarez told ESPN in an interview: “You never know what will happen in the future. If I was to return to England, it would be to play for Liverpool – not for any other team.”
Suarez spent three-and-a-half years at Liverpool before leaving for Spain in a £70million transfer 18 months ago.
“I’ve missed the fans,” he said of his time on Merseyside. “The atmosphere is incredible, it’s incredible.
“Everyone who has played for Liverpool knows how important the fans are – they know they will always be in my heart.”
Suarez is expected to start alongside Messi and Neymar when Barca play the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.