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Luis Suarez has expressed his feeling of indebtedness towards Liverpool fans for their unerring belief and support in the striker this season.

The 27-year-old had sat out of the Reds' first five league matches this season whilst serving a ban for last year's biting incident with Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. Since completing the 10-match ban, Suarez has raced ahead in the league's scoring charts with 23 goals having played 21 matches this campaign.

The former Ajax star paid tribute to the supporters of the Merseyside club for constantly supporting throughout his turbulent times last summer which also saw the Uruguayan international seek a move away from the club.

"The fans have helped me so much. Everyone knows that I had some difficult times last summer. But they have always supported me and always had confidence in me. I really feel that support in my heart," Suarez told the Liverpool Echo.

"I think this has been the best season of my career so far. It's my job to score goals and create goals, and help the team. When you have really good team-mates and a manager who believes in you then it helps so much with your job.

"For me, stepping on to the pitch knowing I have the confidence of the supporters means everything to me as a player. They help me to give my best. To come back and play at Anfield [against Crystal Palace] after so long was brilliant. That was a special day for me. I wanted to show the Liverpool fans my family and I wanted everyone to know I was so happy with life both on and off the pitch," he added.

Brendan Rodgers' side are currently fourth in the league table having amassed 53 points from 26 matches. Suarez has been one of the key performers in the Reds' ambitions for top four finish this campaign and the striker believes the team has the potential to qualify for Champions League next season.

"When I arrived here I said it was my dream to play for Liverpool and play Champions League here. I know I can achieve my dreams here. We are very strong at home and we must keep going like this," Suarez said.

"To be in the Champions League is what we all want. This is our objective - to play in it next season. We have a very good team playing at a good level and we believe we can get in the Champions League," the striker explained.