Former Red Luis Suarez has explained why he celebrated scoring a goal against Liverpool last season.

Liverpool faced Barcelona last season in the Champions League knockout stages. The first leg was played at the Nou Camp, and Suarez scored the first goal of the evening for Barcelona.

Suarez celebrated against his old side, and he has now explained why he did.

Suarez 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.”

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

I was a little surprised that he did celebrate against Liverpool. The club ultimately gave him the opportunity to play in the Premier League on a weekly basis.

With that being the case, I was frustrated with the Uruguayan on that particular night. It was just disrespectful.

However, going by Suarez’s aforementioned comments, it sound as if he is somewhat remorseful. Suarez said he was “so sad”, which suggests that he does regret celebrating against his former club.

I have followed the Reds since 2006, and Suarez is the player I have enjoyed watching the most at Anfield.

I loved watching Suarez because he always found the back of the net. He scored 82 times in 133 appearances for the club.

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