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The Reds have struggled to find the back of the net, hitting the woodwork a staggering 29 times so far this season, but the Uruguayan is hopeful of a change of fortunes.

Luis Suarez believes that Liverpool’s poor scoring record is simply down to misfortune and is hopeful that the team will enjoy a change of luck in front of goal next season.

The Reds are one of the lowest scoring teams in the Premier League with just 40 goals from 33 matches so far, with the Uruguayan putting away eight of those. But the team has hit the woodwork on 29 occasions in all competitions.

"When you shoot, you can look for the spaces between the posts and the goalkeeper," Suarez told Liverpool's official magazine. "But instinctively you usually aim for the corners, which means that there's a chance the ball might hit the post and I think we have hit the post more times than the crossbar.

"Sometimes this happens. As a striker, you can shoot from 25 yards and hit the post with a shot that is technically perfect. But you can also be looking the wrong way, the ball hits you on the knee and it goes in. The next minute, you score again and you're on a run. There is an element of luck. It would be more worrying if chances were not being created. Maybe next season, all the ones that hit the post and come out may go in."

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