He was once the hero of the Kop, but now Luis Suarez has been branded a ‘rat’ by former Liverpool player John Aldridge following last weeks ‘antics’.
Suarez opened the scoring for Barcelona in the first leg of last week’s Champions League semi-final in the Nou Camp, and the former Reds number 7 duly celebrated what was his first European goal of the season, despite it being against his former employers.
However, it wasn’t the celebration that has caused Aldridge to turn on the Uruguayan, but instead, his ‘antics on and off the ball’, with Aldridge branding him a rat.
“Suarez behaved like a rat in the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool and it was out of order,” Aldridge told the Irish Independent.
“I don’t have any problem with him celebrating his goal against Liverpool. Just because he used to wear a red shirt, it doesn’t mean he has to pretend he is not excited to score a great goal in a massive Champions League game.
“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.
“Suarez served up one of the best seasons I’ve ever seen a Liverpool player produce before he moved on to Barcelona in 2014, with his brilliance flowing week after week and some of the goals he scored quite sublime.
“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 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.
“So after all that happened with Suarez at Liverpool, the club was due some respect from him as he lined-up for Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals and what we got was precisely the opposite.”
With Premier League fans having watched the exact same sh*thousery from Suarez during his time in a Liverpool shirt, why Aldridge expected anything different is quite frankly beyond us.
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