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Luis Suarez Looking Forward To Liverpool Return With Barcelona

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Luis Suarez has told the official Liverpool website that this weekend’s International Champions Cup {ICC} game between his current side Barcelona and former employers Liverpool, is a moment and an occasion he will savour.

Suarez will face the team he brought to the brink of Premier League glory in front of a capacity crowd at Wembley.

Suarez endured a frustrating summer with Uruguay where he could do nothing from an injury-enforced stay on the sidelines as Venezuela ensured their opponents would not progress to the quarter-finals of the Copa América Centenario.

However, his focus now returns to his sides opening La Liga fixture on August 20th, at home to Real Betis.

But in the interim, the former Liverpool player is looking forward to this weekends occasion.

“It’s a really nice moment for the supporters. I have some friends there and I think it’s a really good moment to come back to play against Liverpool. I think for players when you play in front of 90,000 people, it’s a dream. Liverpool’s support is one of the best in the world and I think they are excited for the game to see great players on the pitch.

“Everybody knows Liverpool is so important in my life, in my career, and my family as well. My second child was born there and I had a really good moment there. I think it’s a nice moment for me.”

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Suarez was complimentary on Liverpool’s performance last year and on the potential they have now under Jurgen Klopp.  He went on to say

“Wembley Stadium is special and I played three or four games there: the semi-final I scored against Everton; and then we won the Carling Cup on penalties; we lost the [FA Cup] final against Chelsea.

“It’s important for this game that it’s a friendly game because if it was in the Champions League or a really good tournament, it’d be difficult to play against Liverpool. But a friendly game is to enjoy.”

Liverpool themselves will need the sharpness that a game against Barcelona will generate, as they gear towards a challenging opening to the season.  Their campaign starts with a visit to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, August 14th.

The away matches continue against Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur before their first home game of the season against defending champions Leicester City.  A trip to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea rounds off a very challenging opening period to the season.

Brian Strahan, Pundit Arena.

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