Liverpool will Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final over two legs. First on May 1 in the Nou Camp then a week later at Anfield.
Two players the Liverpool fans are well acquainted with in the Barcelona line-up are former reds Phillipe Coutinho and Luis Suarez.
The later was recently speaking about the fixture as a whole and the return to Liverpool and facing old mates. Suarez admits the reunion is special, but makes it clear that his allegiance on the pitch is purely Barcelona.
“I think that with us it was different because there was a sense of now or never,’
“For the current squad this is the second season they have been in contention and last year they played in the Champions League final.
“They have more experience. They know how to approach the games. We weren’t always able to handle those moments.
“What happened with Stevie was bad luck, and that gets remembered, but also against Crystal Palace (drawing 3-3 after a 3-0 lead).
“Now, you’d say: let’s play calmly, we’re 3-0 up here and Manchester City have to play a game in midweek and then at the weekend. They had to win both games.
“But we had that anxiety, that urge to score goals, and we went forward even though we were winning 3-0, thinking we could be champions on goal difference. We made the mistake of being, let’s say: “too young”.
“Now they have the experience of last year. That makes you stronger and it will give them that right amount of caution and understanding.”