Date: 14th October 2014 at 6:08pm
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Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says he was the driving force behind last seasons title challenge, insisting the Reds would not have come so close to the Premier League crown without him.

The Reds finished second last term, two points behind Manchester City, with Suarez firing 31 Premier League goals over the course of the season.

And having completed a £75million move to Barcelona in the summer, the Uruguayan striker has had his say on last seasons near miss.

“I put the team ahead of that and last season Liverpool came so close to winning the Premier League, which would have been spectacular,” Suarez told Barcelona’s official website.

“I appreciate all the work the team did but I missed six matches and scored all those goals in the Premier League without being the penalty-taker.

“The truth is that I left very happy because if I hadn’t had the attitude and mentality to want to lead the team forward, I don’t think Liverpool would have done as well as they did either.

“Getting back into the Champions League was another target I had in mind.”