Suarez may be a cherished figure at Anfield despite his departure to Barcelona all those years ago. The Uruguay International showed Reds fans just what they have been missing.
Suarez scored early on to give Barcelona the lead in a finely balanced tie before Messi turned the tie in the favour of Catalans. Barcelona went on to soundly beat Barcelona but Liverpool were never outplayed by Suarez and Co.
In what as a tough visit to Nou Camp, Liverpool will feel they could have taken more on their way back to Anfield. A number of good Liverpool chances went begging, including from Salah.
Liverpool were the team with more possession, more shots and more corners but ended up losing by their biggest margin after Messi inspired Barca to a win.
This is what former Red Suarez wrote on twitter after the match:
VAMOSSSSSSS 🔴🔵 🔝🔝 pic.twitter.com/VSQq7N5SXr
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) May 1, 2019
Have to say it did hurt to see u score against us but it was a nice goal 😢😢😢😢😢
— Tina 🇮🇪🇮🇪💪💥 (@Tina39960582) May 1, 2019
Agreed. He might kiss the badge when hes at your club but Luis is 1st and foremost a winner and will not care who he walks over to do so. It is what makes him so good and so bad at the same time. If you expected anything else you are naive.
— Lance Walsh (@Fridge197) May 2, 2019
Suarez is Suarez. We loved it when he got up everyone’s noses when he was at LFC, he is just doing the same for Barca now. I don’t have a problem with that at all. Hope we can get revenge next week & put him out but if not then got to say the clinical team won & good luck.
— Derek McLean (@DerektheKopRed) May 1, 2019
Can’t believe I used to worship you.
— AllezAllezAllez (@LiverpoolSzn19) May 1, 2019
time unfollow 🖕🖕🖕 you and coutinho liked you both but time to move on after tonight you lot ain't no liverpool fans celebrating like that and also trying to fight alison and Robertson?? trying to get players booked both of you can do one!! i understand you play for your team
— Liverpool fc 4 life (@Liverpool4lif11) May 1, 2019
As a fan of the Liver I am very sad by you today Surez 😞😞 I know u are de barce player 2day but u were very disrespect ..
— Shounak (@Liofc_) May 1, 2019
Can’t believe how disrespectful you were tonight.
— Alan Murray (@almurr7171) May 1, 2019
Don’t expect a nice welcome at Anfield
— luke (@ftblLukee) May 1, 2019
— Philipp Degenpressing (@kopite87215) May 1, 2019
Liverpool fans quickly responded by saying that his return to Anfield will be unwelcome and unfriendly. Some went on to label him a snake while some called his goal celebration disrespectful.
Other fans acknowledged that the winning spirit in the former Liverpudlian takes him over the line sometimes and whether we like it or not, he is always focused on winning. It doesn’t matter who he plays against.