Luis Suarez has not let the events of the past few months take his mind off the ultimate prize with Liverpool, and the striker has insisted that he has made it a goal to win a trophy with the Merseyside club and emulate the success of the Uruguay national side.

Suarez has been the subject of a great deal of controversy lately, with every football fan and pundit alike having an opinion on whether the hitman should currently be serving an eight match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra in October last year.

And while Liverpool have stood by their star through throught he difficult period, Suarez also plans on being loyal to his club for the long term future, and still sees playing at Anfield as a dream, despite the bad coming with the good.

"I want to win a trophy for Liverpool," Suarez told

"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

"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."

Suarez was not Liverpool's biggest signing of 2012, but he has appeared to have had the most impact on the squad, providing important assists and goals and also becoming a leader in the changerooms.

And even though controversy has followed from old club Ajax, Suarez is still glad he made the move to Liverpool on deadline day last January.

"I was so excited to sign for Liverpool, it was a dream come true and I hope for 
a long career with them," he revealed.

"I grew up watching them and they are a club with such a big 
history, especially in the Champions League, and fantastic players."

Suarez in particular held special praise for Steven Gerrard, who is hoping to become a regular in the line-up for the first time in over 12 months.

He added: "Steven is a great player, I didn't realise how good until I came here.

"He trains how he plays and is a fantastic player and servant for this club. Having him back
will help the team."