By David Maddock

The striker has been at the centre of controversy during a campaign that has gone from the highs of two cup final appearances, to the lows of a race-hate row that reverberated around the world.

Suarez: Turmoil is making Liverpool stronger

In between, the Reds have often been as bad in the league as they have been magnificent in knock-out competitions, heaping pressure on boss Kenny Dalglish and costing director of football Damien Comolli his job.

But Suarez believes it is the bad times that will help Liverpool be a team transformed next season.

“You are bound to enjoy picking up trophies and medals, of course you are. But you learn most about one another during a bad patch – you learn how to stick together even more,” he insisted.

“No team has success after success. All clubs, teams and players go through good runs and bad runs. That is football.

“Even the very best of all time have bad periods, but it is how they react that defines them.

“If you react in the right way and support each other, adversity can be a good thing in the long run because you become stronger.

“We recognise our league form has not been at the level that it should be. But it is always important to analyse the season as a whole, when the final ball has been kicked, rather than when there are games to play.”

Suarez also had words of support for the under-fire Dalglish, who has admitted he could be next man out after the departure of Comolli.

The Liverpool manager has been criticised for his unqualified support for Suarez during an FA inquiry that ultimately found him guilty of making racist comments to Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.

And he was caught up in a new row when he appeared to refuse to shake Evra’s hand after returning from his eight-game ban.

The Uruguay international though, appreciates the backing of his boss, and believes working with former Liverpool striker Dalglish can only make him a better player.

Speaking to the official Liverpool Magazine, he said: “Apart from the fact that he was the person that signed me, I appreciate the fact that I’ve always felt that I’ve had 100 per cent backing from Kenny Dalglish.

“This is very important for any footballer. He understands me as a player and as a person. He knows what I can do and that I will always give everything for the team on the field.

“Importantly, because he was a striker himself, if there are things I need to put right, he tries to help me by giving advice.

“I always take it in the right manner because I respect the fact that he played in the same position as me and is one of the greatest, if not the greatest player, in the club’s history.”

Suarez has already commited himself to Liverpool next season, despite the interest of Paris Saint-Germain, and is confident it will be a much improved team that Anfield unleashes on the Premier League next term.

“There is an element of bad luck this season, but it would be more worrying if chances were not being created,” he added.

“Maybe next season, all the ones that hit the post and came out may go in.”