Barcelona star, Luis Suarez has said he is expecting a good welcome tomorrow, and has promised to not jubilate at Anfield if he scores in the clash.
Suarez was blasted by Liverpool fans for his celebration after netting the first goal at Camp Nou. The ex Liverpool star spent almost 4 years at the EPL club before heading to Barcelona 5 years ago, netting 82 goals in 133 matches.
Barcelona are going into the UCL semifinal second leg in a great position, after a Messi masterclass plus a goal from Suarez in the first leg.
He said, “People in football know the importance of scoring a goal in the semifinal of the Champions League,”
“I have a lot of respect for Liverpool and I apologised [to the Liverpool fans after the celebration].
“I’m grateful to Liverpool and obviously if I score tomorrow I won’t celebrate like I did at Camp Nou, just as I didn’t when I returned to other teams I have played for in my career.”
“I think because of all the hard work I did here, there will be more applause than whistles,”
“The supporters know what I did here. Maybe there will be some people unhappy [with me] but I am grateful to the club.
“It’s really special to be back. Liverpool gave me a lot. They helped me to improve, to become more professional and more mature in many aspects. I improved at Ajax, but more here playing with players with a lot of experience. Captaining Liverpool was a unique moment in my career, I was very proud. If I am playing for Barcelona, with football’s elite, it’s thanks to how Liverpool made me as a player.”
“We’re aware of the threat Liverpool pose,”
“We have to be careful of that. We played one of our best games of the season last week, even though they had some opportunities. Now we have to play better as we will face a really difficult atmosphere in which to play in.
“I was never not up for games here. The fans push you on. You’d play at Anfield against a team in the fifth division, and the atmosphere would motivate you. It would still be full and that would motivate you.”