Suarez Dismisses Treansfer Speculations

Liverpool's Luis Suarez

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has dismissed
speculation linking him with a move away from
Anfield this summer.

The 27-year-old Uruguay international signed a new four-and-a-half year contract in December and denied that a clause allows him to join Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer.

“There is no clause that suggests a priority for a specific team,” he said. “My head now is focused on the World Cup. My agent tells me what’s there. It’s more speculation than reality.”

Suarez, who joined Liverpool from Ajax for £22m in 2011, wanted to leave the club last summer, with Arsenal making an offer of £40m plus £1 in the belief it would trigger a clause in his contract which they thought existed for any Champions League club. Suarez stayed and had a superb season after missing the first six matches of the campaign to complete his ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.

Liverpool challenged for their first league title since 1990, before eventually finishing second, two points behind champions Manchester City.
Suarez scored 31 times in 33 league games and was named the Barclays Player of the Season, the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year.

Liverpool were top of the table just three weeks ago but lost to Chelsea before squandering a 3-0 lead in the final 11 minutes of their next match at Crystal Palace to be held to a 3-3 draw.
Suarez buried his face in his shirt after that draw at Selhurst Park and said: “I was so angry on the inside. A week before we had real hopes of winning the league and after the Palace game, we knew that it had gone.

“We had lost the chance. I felt frustration and rage at the fact that the opportunity had been lost.

“I covered my face because I was so hurt and frustrated. I preferred people not to see me.”

Records broken in 2013/14 Champions League season


This season’s Champions League will finally conclude at
The Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Saturday 24
May when Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face off to
be crowned the European Champions.
While Real have their sights set on La Decima, Atletico
are hoping to win their first ever Champions League.
#La Decima: If on the 24th of May, against Atletico
Madrid, Real come out victorious, it will mark their record
10th European Cup, and in the process making them the
only team ever to do so.
Now, that would be a remarkably amazing feat in itself,
but we will have to wait till the 24th to witness the
final and the records that will be broken with it. But
here are the records that have been broken so far in
this season’s Champions League.

#12 Olympique de Marseille join an infamous list with 0 points
16 – Olympique de Marseille joined an
infamous list of teams to have finished with
0 points in the group stages, becoming the
16th team to do so.
They scored 5 goals but conceded 14 in 6

#11 Napoli and Benfica were knocked out on tie-breakers
Benfica and Napoli join a unique list of teams
to have been knocked out on tiebreakers,
after both lost on head-to-head.
Benfica were up against Olympiacos, while
Napoli lost out to Borussia Dortmund and
Arsenal. This was the 20th and 21st time in
the history that a team has been knocked
out on tie-breakers.

#10 Barcelona’s impressive run of consecutive semi-finals came to an end
6 – FC Barcelona hold the record for most
consecutive semi-finals in the Champions
League, with six appearances.
The run began in 2007-08 and came to an
end after their loss to Atletico Madrid in the
quarter-finals of this season’s competition.

#9 Manchester City with 15 points fail to win the group; Napoli with 12 points fail to qualify
12 – Napoli now hold the joint record for
most points collected in the group stages
and still get knocked out of the tournament.
Paris Saint-Germain had also racked up 12
points in 1997-98.
15 – With 12 points under their belt,
Arsenal and Napoli follow Manchester City,
who managed 15; and became the team to
have collected the most points in the group
stage and still not win the group. Bayern
Munich won Manchester City’s group, while
Borussia Dortmund were the winners of the
group involving Arsenal and Napoli.

#8 Specialist in Failure?
8 – Jose Mourinho has now managed in eight
Champions League semi-finals with four
different teams and has made it to the
finals on only two occasions.
He has managed Porto (2004), Chelsea
(2006, 2007, 2014), Internazionale
(2010) and Real Madrid (2011, 2012 and

#7 Zenit make the knock-outs with just 6 points
6 – Zenit St. Petersburg are 2nd in a rather
unique list of teams to have managed the
least points in the group stages and still
being able to make it to the knockout stages
with just 6 points. Only Milan in 1994-95
have qualified with a worse point tally of 5,
when they had 2 points deducted.
7 – Galatasaray also feature in the list at
9th position, while becoming the 7th team
to have qualified after having achieved only
7 points.

So that’s the first part, ill be back soon to give you the top 6 records, before then, stay tuned to Afronotion

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