Barcelona star Luis Suarez has warned Liverpool there will be ‘no friendships’ on the pitch as he prepares to face his former side in the Champions League semi-finals.
The Spanish giants host Liverpool in the first leg of their last four clash on Wednesday night, with Uruguayan forward Suarez facing his former club for the first time.
The 32-year-old scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for the Anfield outfit during a three-year spell, winning the League Cup in 2012, but says friendships will be forgotten during the tie.
“I’m massively grateful to Liverpool, but on the pitch, there are no friendships,” Suarez told the Daily Mail.
“In the build up to the game it’s nice to talk about it.
“Liverpool gave me a lot, but I will have no thought for all the nice moments once I’m on the pitch.”
Barcelona are looking to complete a treble of major honours as they seek a sixth Champions League crown.
Lionel Messi’s goal secured a 1-0 win over Levante on Saturday to retain their league title, whilst Ernesto Valverde’s side will also meet Valencia in the final of the Copa Del Rey next month.
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