Luis Suarez sat down with former teammate Jamie Carragher in a really interesting and insightful interview for the Daily Mail. Of course…they talked Liverpool.
The Barcelona striker has admitted that he misses the unpredictability of the Premier League, and the Anfield atmosphere which he said is better than that of the near-99,000 capacity Camp Nou.
The Uruguayan, who scored 82 goals in 133 games for us before leaving for Spain, suggested that Reds fans motivated him to play in a way that Barca supporters cannot.
“The atmosphere at the games. In the Premier League you never really know what is going to happen,” Suarez told the Daily Mail. “There is very little between the teams. Here, three or four teams aside, there is a difference with the smaller teams.
“I don’t mean this to sound disrespectful but there are some games where you look at the press and they are asking: ‘Let’s see how many goals Barcelona are going to score today?’ In the Premier League, you never know what is going to happen and that is something I miss.
“And the atmosphere inside the stadiums, for all that it was often criticism of me. The support of the people in Anfield was incredible. Sometimes I’d go to Anfield and think: ‘Uff! There’s a game today’. You might not be in the best mood or be up for the match – but then I remember we’d go out to warm up and it would change my mentality. I’d be thinking to myself: ‘I have got to score two or three today.’ The way the people transmitted that to the players was incredible.”
We miss you too, Luis! The 29-year-old went on to insist that he would only ever play for Liverpool if he were to return to the Premier League before the end of his career. Here is hoping…
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