Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes Luis Suarez “behaved like a rat” in the Champions League semi-final first leg.

The Uruguay international poked the ball past Alisson in the first half before a brace from Lionel Messi sealed the win for the La Liga giants.

And Aldridge has criticised Suarez for celebrating the goal against his former club.

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“Suarez behaved like a rat in the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool and it was out of order,” Aldridge said.

“What was not acceptable was his antics on and off the ball, as he got into the faces of Liverpool players, fell over any time anyone went near him and tried to get his opponents booked at every opportunity.

“He was sneaky, he was nasty and he was everything people used to tell us Suarez was when everyone at Liverpool was trying to defend him.

“We know this is a guy who would run over his granny to score a goal, but everyone should have some respect for those who have been good to you in the past, but Suarez threw the support Liverpool gave him back in our faces.”

He added: “It would have been easy for Liverpool to turn their back on Suarez after his infamous clash with Patrice Evra or when he sank his teeth into Branislav Ivanovic, but our club stands by their own when times are tough and that’s what we all did with this little striker.

“We could see he was high maintenance and did things we didn’t like. He was a bit of a diver at times and biting opponents is bang out of order, but his brilliance on the field ensured he was worth the hassle that came with him.”

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