Luis Suarez speaks out emotionally about return to Liverpool

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The former Reds striker admits that it was "fantastic" to visit some old friends at the club's Melwood training ground.

Former Liverpool hero Luis Suarez has admitted to the club's official website that he felt it was important to return to the club's training ground to visit old friends and relive old memories of his time on Merseyside.

The Uruguayan, now playing as part of the most lethal attacking line in world football alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar at Barcelona, scored 82 goals in 133 games across three-and-a-half seasons with the Reds.

The 29-year-old left Anfield for the Nou Camp in 2014, but he admitted to the club's website that he has nothing but fond memories of his time at Liverpool.

He told liverpoolfc.com: "It was fantastic to see the lads. The people that work here are really nice and I miss them, so I wanted to come and see some friends. I have really good friends here.

"I had a really good moment here in three-and-a-half years and when you have a really good moment in your life, it is something you remember.

"I always try to watch the [Liverpool] games and look out for the results. I am very interested in how Liverpool are doing because they are so important in my life."

Though a controversial figure during his time in England, Suarez had undoubtedly developed into one of the great Premier League strikers in recent years by the time he left for Spain.

After initially taking a little while to settle into life in the UK, the former Ajax man hit 61 goals in 81 matches in his final two seasons with the club, winning the golden boot and being named both the players' and writers' player of the year at the end of his last Liverpool campaign.

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