Luis Suarez has said he’s delighted that the Liverpool vs Barcelona clash this weekend is only a friendly.
It’s the first time the fan favourite will have played against us since he left the club in the summer of 2014, and he can’t wait for the occasion.
“It’s a really nice moment for the supporters. I have some friends there and I think it’s a really good moment to come back to play against Liverpool,” he said.
“I think for players when you play in front of 90,000 people, it’s a dream. Liverpool’s support is one of the best in the world and I think they are excited for the game to see great players on the pitch.” (via Echo)
Suarez scored 82 goals in 133 games across all competitions in a three and a half year stay on Merseyside between 2011 and 2014.
“Everybody knows Liverpool is so important in my life, in my career, and my family as well. My second child was born there and I had a really good moment there. I think it’s a nice moment for me,” he continued.
“It’s important for this game that it’s a friendly game because if it was in the Champions League or a really good tournament, it’d be difficult to play against Liverpool. But a friendly game is to enjoy.”
Since leaving he’s won two league titles in Spain and added a further 84 goals in 96 games.
Lastly, he backed us for a top-four finish in the league:
“The last few months, everybody saw a really good performance from Liverpool,” he said.
“They had a chance to win the Europa League and in the Premier League they played really well. Now it’s a new season, I think the manager (will) have confidence they can finish in the top four.”