Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he will not celebrate if he scores against Liverpool at Anfield in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
The forward who left the Reds in 2014, scored in the first leg 3-0 victory at Camp Nou and went on to celebrate his goal but has apologised and says he “respects” Liverpool fans.
“I think people know the work I did here,” said Suarez, according to BBC Sport.
“I think there will be more applause than whistles. There may be quite a few who are not happy but I think there will be more who are happy and grateful.”
He added: “Celebrating the goal last week, people who know about football, who love this sport, know about the importance of this.
“I have all the respect in the world for the Liverpool fans. Because I scored and celebrated with my fans, I say sorry.
“Obviously, it is clear that if I score a goal against Liverpool I won’t celebrate it in the same way.”
Suarez scored 82 goals in 133 games during his three-year stay at the Anfield club.