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The Liverpool forward is currently preparing to represent Uruguay at London 2012 and insists he is only concentrating on the competition and relishing playing in Manchester

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has insisted that he is fully focused on taking part in the Olympic Games with Uruguay, and not bothered by what the media says about him.

The 25-year-old is set to play at Old Trafford when he represents his county against the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

It will be the former Ajax forward's first visit to the stadium since his controversial non-handshake with Patrice Evra before Liverpool's game against Manchester United back in February, but his aim is to play well for Uruguay.

"I am representing Uruguay and that's all that matters to me," Suarez told reporters.

"I said before that the English press is what matters least to me. I am proud to represent my country.

"I don't really know Old Trafford that well. I have played one match there. I have played just once at many stadiums, so I don't have to give advice to anyone on the stadiums we play at.

"It's a great stadium. What we have to do is play football at a spectacular ground."

Uruguay will go on to face Senegal and Great Britain in their other two group fixtures.

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