Extra Time: Luis Suarez as you’ve never seen him before

The forward gave a candid interview in which he praised Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, sung his own chant and revealed his love of a Uruguayan beverage

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez looks happier than ever on Meryseyside as he shows his softer side in an interview with a young fan.

Finn, resident presenter of Liverpool FC TV’s Kop Kids, sits down with the 26-year-old striker, who tops the Premier League’s scoring charts with 19 goals.

Suarez was given a far friendlier welcome than when a Tottenham mascot recently snubbed his handshake at White Hart Lane, and talked about topics ranging from his love of from mate – a South American tea – to nut-megs.

The forward, who spoke in almost perfect English, also praised Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, explained the goalscoring celebrations that have been an incredibly frequent sight this season and even gave a rendition of his own chant.

                       No handshake-gate | Shaking hands isn’t so hard after all (Liverpool FC)

Suarez’s son, Benjamin, was born in Liverpool earlier this year and when probed as to whether that made Suarez Junior a Scouser, he replied: “Yes, I think so.

“And my daughter also, she goes to nursery, and she speaks like a Scouser. I don’t understand her when she speaks with me in English!”

            Lifelong ambition | The young fan takes his chance to nut-meg Suarez (Liverpool FC)

The Uruguayan added: “I think Brendan Rodgers is a very good coach – he loves to speak with players for their confidence.

“I hope one day to win the league and win a big trophy with Liverpool. It is my dream.”

Kop Kids is back over Christmas, with the Suarez episode shown for free on Liverpool FC TV (Sky channel 429 or Virgin 554) on Boxing Day at 10:00 and 15:00.

The second brand new epsiode features a sit-down with Brazilian star Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe meeting a magician, and Luis Enrique discussing the game’s hot topics. That action-packed show can be seen on December 27 at 10:00, 15:00 and 18:30.

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