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Suarez says goodbye

2014-07-11 14:08
Luis Suarez (AFP)
Cape Town - After sealing a mega-money move to Barcelona, Kop favourite Luis Suarez has his final words to the Anfield faithful.

After Liverpool confirmed that they have reached a deal to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona for the fee in the region of £75 million.

A day after selling Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal, Barcelona moved swiftly to complete the deal for the Uruguayan superstar.

Luis Suarez today issued the following statement to the club's official website:

"It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain. Both me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city.

"But most of all I have fallen in love with the incredible fans. You have always supported me and we, as a family, will never forget it, we will always be Liverpool supporters.

"I hope you can all understand why I have made this decision. This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife's family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.

"I wish Brendan Rodgers and the team well for the future. The club is in great hands and I'm sure will be successful again next season.

"I am very proud I have played my part in helping to return Liverpool to the elite of the Premier League and in particular back into the Champions League.

"Thank you again for some great moments and memories. You'll Never Walk Alone."

Suarez scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for Liverpool.

Barcelona took to Twitter to welcome their new star striker.

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