Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez scored a brace against Manchester CityGetty Images

Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez has accused the British press of trying to involve him in another biting incident during Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League on 24 February.

The Uruguay international scored a brace during the first-half to put his side in a strong position to qualify for the quarter-finals after arguably his best performance for the Catalan side since his move from Anfield in the summer of 2014.

However, some reports on 25 February suggested the striker attempted to bite City defender Martin Demichelis in the 92nd minute of the game.

The Barcelona star believes the British media tried to discredit his impressive performance with false speculations, with images showing the striker did not do anything to Demichelis.

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"I came to Barcelona to help out, to win silverware. I'm doing my job and helping the team a lot. What happened with Demichelis? There is proof that he placed his hand under my throat. The English press are always looking to involve me in something and make me look bad," he said to Uruguayan radio station Sport 890.

"I do not understand why they want to do this. They want to make trouble - a mountain out of a molehill. They must be hurt after what I did to them in the World Cup but they forget that I played in England and they should show me some respect."

Meanwhile, Suarez has insisted the Fifa ban for nine international games and four months from all football after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup was exaggerated.

"The way I was treated when I had to leave the World Cup was the worst thing I've ever experienced as a player. I'll never understand it... they treated me worse than a hooligan," he said.

Suarez wants to put that incident behind him and focus on the last part of the season at Barcelona after an impressive Champions League performance.

He said: "I am very happy for having helped the team with my goals. The important thing was to get a good result against a great team like Manchester City. But the tie is not closed yet. We are aware that we have taken a very positive result but let's see what happens in the second leg at the Camp Nou."