Liverpool's hopes of a sensational return for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez have been dampened after the Catalan goal scorer admitted to wanting a move back to Ajax should he not retire in Spain.
There have been rumours circulating that the poacher is in line for a shock return to Anfield before he retires from football altogether, but this appears to have been quashed by his recent comments.
The Uruguayan international signed for Liverpool in 2010 from Ajax, and went on to become one of the club's most prolific strikers, scoring 82 goals in 133 appearances for the Reds, including that memorable title bid in 2013/14 where the 29-year-old scored 31 goals in 33 appearances.
However, speaking to de Telegraaf, via the Metro, Suarez has announced that his preferred destination would be to where it all began in Holland, claiming that the Dutch giants were the ones who made him famous.
"All my dreams came true at Barcelona and I hope to stay here for the remainder of my career," said Suarez.
"But I will have to keep playing at the highest level.
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"Of course, I would like to return to Ajax some day. Even if it was just to thank Ajax.