Luis Suarez has admitted that he is ‘so sad’ after celebrating against Liverpool last season.
Barcelona thrashed Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of a Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou last April.
Suarez, who spent three-and-a-half years as a Reds player, opened the scoring that night and incurred the wrath of some fans of his former club by passionately celebrating the goal.
Here’s what the Uruguayan striker said on Friday.
He told Liverpool’s official website: “I know some Liverpool supporters were angry with me because I celebrated a goal against Liverpool here in Camp Nou [last season] and for that I am so sad.
“I accept that and I say that hopefully they understand my situation: we were playing at home and in the Champions League semi-final.”
Of course, Liverpool fans got the last laugh in the end.
Barca might’ve won the first leg 3-0, but Jurgen Klopp’s side pulled off a miraculous and historic comeback during the second leg at Anfield, winning 4-0 en route to ultimately winning the final against Tottenham 12 months ago.
Still, despite celebrating, Suarez is still a hugely popular among fans of the Anfield club.
He scored 69 Premier League goals in 110 appearances, later earning a £65 million switch to the Spanish giants in 2014.