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Luis Suarez: ‘Being Liverpool captain was not easy for me’

Barcelona star Luis Suarez has admitted he was not keen on wearing the captain’s armband when he was at Liverpool.

The Uruguay international captained the Reds for the first time in an FA Cup tie against Oldham Athletic in January 2013 and wore the armband again in a 5-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in that December.

Liverpool could not stop scoring and Suarez was their star man, but the forward admitted being skipper was not something that he liked doing.

“No [I don’t like being captain], actually the opposite,” Suarez told France Football.

“I like the low profile – to be a player among the others.

“I am there to give a helping hand to the team but taking decisions – that is not really my thing.

“At Liverpool, I had the chance to be captain and it was not easy for me.

“Even if people find it hard to believe – I am someone quite shy.

“I am not used to pushing myself forward.”

The Merseyside club sold Suarez to Spanish giants Barcelona in 2014 for £75million and the 30-year-old quickly became one of their key players.

The Reds have not really replaced Suarez since his Anfield exit and the Uruguayan has formed a formidable partnership with Neymar and Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp in the meantime.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)