Barcelona star Luis Suarez delighted it's only friendly clash against Liverpool

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Luis Suarez in action during a preseason game

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted that he is eagerly waiting for to play against the Reds, when his current side Barcelona face them in a pre-season friendly fixture at Wembley stadium.

The 29-year-old was one of the prolific strikers at the Merseyside club and his form saw him attract interest from the many clubs in Europe. He left Liverpool and signed for the La Liga winners in the summer of 2014.

In his debut season, he went on to win the treble with Luis Enrique's side. However, Barcelona failed to emulate that last season as they missed out on winning the Champions League.

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Suarez was Barcelona's leading goal scorer last season and has continued his prolific form at Camp Nou. It is the first time the Uruguayan international will play against his former club since leaving Anfied and is delighted that it is only a friendly fixture.

“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," Suarez eaid while speaking to LFCTV.

“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.

“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.”

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Liverpool made it to the final of the Capital One Cup and the Europa League under Jurgen Klopp's guidance. They lost the finals to Manchester City and Sevilla respectively. The former Ajax man claims the Reds are moving in the right direction under the guidance of the former Borussia Dortmund manager and has backed them to finish in the top four in the upcoming campaign.

“The last few months, everybody saw a really good performance from Liverpool,” the Barcelona star added.

“They had a chance to win the Europa League and in the Premier League they played really well. Now it’s a new season, I think the manager (will) have confidence they can finish in the top four.”

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