Luis Suarez rubbishes claims he tried to bite Man City's Martin Demichelis

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has denied that he attempted to bite Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis during the Champions League match at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

The former Liverpool player, who has been suspended three times in his career for biting opponents, accused the British media of "making a mountain out of a molehill."

Claims that Suarez may have attempted to bite Demichelis were made when footage emerged of the City defender pushing out an arm to fend off the forward, who then appeared to move his mouth towards the arm.

But further film, taken from a different angle, appeared to show that Suarez -- who scored twice as Barcelona won 2-1 -- had done nothing wrong.

He told Uruguayan radio station Sport890: "He put his hand on my throat.

"I do not understand why they [the English media] want to do this. They want to make trouble, a mountain out of a molehill."

"They must be hurt after what I did to them in the World Cup [scoring for Uruguay against England], but they forget that I played in England and they should show me some respect."

Suarez was praised by Demichelis after Barcelona's first-leg victory, with the City man saying: "Luis has already proved throughout his career what type of player he is and the quality he has.

"Football is like that. Several days prior to the game, all the emphasis is placed on Messi and Neymar but the one who ends up scoring two goals is Luis Suarez.

"Barcelona have great players, and any of them can make a difference."