Luis Suarez today revealed the weight which has
been lifted off his shoulders after scoring on his Liverpool debut - and
insisted the Reds can still set their sights high this season.
The Uruguayan international celebrated his first goal for his new
club against Stoke in midweek, and will be looking to add to his tally
when Kenny Dalglish's men take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later
Suarez admits to already have a goal under his belt has eased the
pressure on him - but now he's determined to fire more goals to aid
Liverpool's quest to enjoy a successful final few months of the
"It went through my mind after the game against Stoke that now I have
scored my first goal the pressure has eased a little," he said.
"As a striker, you do think about scoring goals but that is not going
to worry me now.
"I hope that I can settle in here very quickly both on and off the
"But I have never been the type of person to let pressures off the
field affect my game. As soon as I step out on the park the only thing I
concentrate on is the next 90 minutes. It has always been like that for
me from an early age.
"It didn't matter whether I was playing for a junior team at
Nacional in Uruguay or for the national team or Ajax."
He added: "The reason I chose Liverpool was because this has always
been a club I have equated with the Champions League.
"I am not suggesting we are definitely going to qualify this year,
but the expectation is there.
"You can never say what will happen in football. We know we are a
few points behind
"Chelsea are in fourth place, but our hopes and expectations are that
we will be fighting to get a place in the top four.
"All kinds of results can happen in English football, so it gives us
hope that it could happen."
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