Luis Suarez spoke ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Liverpool on Tuesday.
It is his first return to play at Anfield, which was his home between 2011 and 2014, and Suarez says he would not celebrate there like he did at Camp Nou, if he scored.
“Whoever knows and understands football, loves this sport, knows the importance of the Champions League semi-finals,” said Suarez.
“I have all the respect for Liverpool’s fans, I’m grateful and it’s clear that I would not celebrate a goal. Like I didn’t celebrate against Groningen with Ajax’s shirt on.”
Suarez is pleased to go back. “It’s a special game after many years enjoying myself there. I’m grateful to a team like Liverpool, for everything they gave me as a player. I arrived in football’s elite and to Barcelona thanks to Liverpool. I’ll always keep a nice memory.”