Luis Suarez says the treatment he recieved from the British media played a part in his decision to leave Liverpool for Barcelona.
The Uruguayan left in a deal worth £75million in the summer, and is set to return to Anfield later this month to take part in the all-star charity match.
Suarez was no stranger to controversy during his three-and-a-half year stay at Liverpool, and was banned for a total of 18 matches for incidents involving Patrice Evra and Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
Suarez returned to England with two goals against Manchester City in the Champions League a fortnight ago, although some papers claimed he had tried to bite a City player the following day.
“I don’t know if there is a campaign of the English press toward me, but it can be seen that they miss me,” Suarez told BeIN Sports, published in AS.
“They criticise me so much that they look for something that is not there to draw attention.
“They published images of me (next to Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis) in the morning and when they saw that that was false those images disappeared off the pages. I said enough and that they leave me alone and that I went because I was tired of them, but yet they are still looking (for me).
“I am very happy at Barca, I fulfilled a dream to play at the best club in the world and now I am enjoying it. I am contributing things to the team and that leaves me calmer and makes me feel important.
“The family are very happy in Barcelona and enjoying a city that we knew. The children are in the school and my wife is very happy.”