‘For this 90 minutes he forgot that he played for Liverpool’: Jose Mourinho hails Barcelona star Luis Suarez for celebrating against his former side after scoring in Champions League
- Luis Suarez showed no mercy for Barcelona against his former side Liverpool
- Suarez netted the opener as Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 in Champions League
- The Uruguay international starred for the Reds during the years of 2011-14
- Jose Mourinho was full of praise for the former Liverpool star after the game
Barcelona star Luis Suarez was praised by Jose Mourinho for showing no mercy against his former side Liverpool in the Champions League.
Suarez opened the scoring for the Catalan giants as they beat Liverpool 3-0 in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.
And the Uruguay international, who snipped away against his former club throughout, was certainly not afraid to celebrate his opener after slotting home past Alisson from Jordi Alba’s pin-point delivery.
Barcelona star Luis Suarez celebrated his goal against former side Liverpool on Wednesday
Suarez came in for some criticism from Liverpool fans for his actions at the Nou Camp, including former team-mate Jamie Carragher, who suggested the striker should prepare for a hostile reception at Anfield next week.
But following the game, former Manchester United manager Mourinho admitted he loved Suarez’s spirit against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
‘Luis did something which is good and I love it. For this 90 minutes he forgot that he played for Liverpool. The only thing he was focused on was that match, his job, go to the final, win the Champions League,’ he told RT.
‘He scored a goal, celebrated the goal, he was fighting people, players he probably loves, players who are probably on the phone [to him].
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Suarez following his feisty display against Liverpool
‘Incredible, incredible attitude. Messi is phenomenal, but to have next to him that kind of player, that can – it’s not the word I want to use – do the dirty work.
‘But it’s not dirty, it’s important work, and on top of that work, the goal is phenomenal.’
Suarez will be hoping his Barcelona team-mates can finish off the business next Tuesday night at Anfield in the second-leg.
Goals from Suarez and a brilliant brace from Lionel Messi on Wednesday have put Barcelona on the brink of the Champions League final.
Suarez snipped away against his former side throughout the Champions League clash