Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has said he is willing to do anything to see the Reds in the FA Cup Finals, even to the extent of repeating his controversial handball goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The forward was given a straight red card for handling the ball during Uruguay's World Cup quarter-final clash with Ghana. However, his act did help his side, who finally won the game on penalties, reach the semi-finals. Now Suarez says that he will do that again, if necessary.
"The sacrifice I made was because it was so important for Uruguay to make the semi-finals. Now I want to win this semi-final. It will take an enormous effort but I am dedicated to the team. If I am obliged to stop a ball in the last minute and we win, then I will repeat the action. Success for Liverpool is more important to me than anything else. But I do hope there is no drama like this for me," The Sun quoted Liverpool as saying.
The 25 year old striker also recently sparked a controversy by cheating during Liverpool's defeat to relegation-threatened Wigan at Anfield. Suarez scored a goal after handling the ball and went on to celebrate as if nothing had happened. However, instead of being awarded a goal he was booked by referee Lee Mason, who was fully aware of Suarez's cheating.
Meanwhile, Suarez has also reportedly told Reds manager Kenny Dalglish to play him alongside £35 million striker Andy Carroll in the upcoming FA Cup semi-final game against Everton.
"The manager has not decided on the team yet but I believe if I do play alongside Andy Carroll we will generate a lot of danger. We haven't functioned 100 per cent together this season but now is the moment to change the situation. Andy got the winner at Blackburn on Tuesday and is happy about that. And that win has boosted our morale for the derby," said Suarez, reported The Sun.
Suarez, who was earlier penalised for racially abusing Manchester United skipper Patrice Evra, has recently bounced back to his earlier form and it looks like he is charged up for the Reds' FA Cup tie against Merseyside neighbours Everton.
"The controversy with Evra and my punishment affected my performances but that was to be expected. Also our performances in the Premier League have not always been positive but in the cups it's been totally different. Now I am good and very focused," he added.
"People may talk about our goalkeeping situation for Wembley, with our first choices Pepe Reina and Doni suspended. But everyone is behind Brad Jones and trying to help him. He was very good at Blackburn and we all have confidence in him. To return to Wembley is a good sign because after the Carling Cup final we dreamt of another two matches there - the FA Cup semi and then the final," he added.