Luis Suarez has double target to repay Liverpool

Suarez has double target to repay support of Dalglish and Liverpool in race race

Luis Suarez has set his sights on
finishing a turbulent season on a high by helping Liverpool lift a
trophy and secure a top-four finish.

The striker wants to repay the support of manager Kenny Dalglish and his team-mates after he was handed a eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

Ban: Luis Suarez

Still smiling: Banned striker Luis Suarez

Suarez, who will have to sit out both legs of the Carling Cup semi-final against Manchester City, told Goal.com: 'I want to win a trophy for Liverpool.

'When I came here the team hadn’t been doing so well but we are a much better squad now and we are capable of winning a trophy and getting back into the Champions League.

'Last year I was lucky enough to win the Copa America with my country, something which I never thought I would do and we made history. Now I want to win something with Liverpool. When I’m back in the side that is the aim and would be the perfect 2012 for me.'

Reports in Spain have suggested Real Madrid are ready to take advantage of the turmoil surrounding Suarez by making a 30m bid.

Flashpoint: Luis Suarez (left) was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra

Flashpoint: Luis Suarez (left) was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra

But the Uruguayan, who has admitted being 'extremely upset' over his FA ban, pledged his commitment to the Reds.

He said: 'I was so excited to sign for Liverpool, it was a dream come true and I hope for a long career with them. I grew up watching them and they are a club with such a big history, especially in the Champions League, and fantastic players.'

Suarez also praised team-mate Steven Gerrard, who has recently returned to action following an ankle infection.

'Steven is a great player, I didn’t realise how good until I came here,' he said. 'He trains how he plays and is a fantastic player and servant for this club. Having him back will help the team.'