Luis Suarez returned to his old club Liverpool, but as a spectator as he watched the team train ahead of the Europa League clash with rivals Manchester United on Thursday.
The striker, who now plays for Barcelona in La Liga, watched the Liverpool squad train at Melwood on Tuesday ahead of the big clash in Europe’s secondary club competition.
Barcelona are not in action until Saturday and he and his teammates were given the day off, and he used his time off to visit his former club and watch them train.
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho took to twitter to announce the Uruguayans’ presence at their Melwood training ground on Tuesday morning. He accompanied the tweet with the caption: “Special visit at Melwood this morning!!” Sakho said as he could be seen beaming in the photo as he is reunited with his former team-mate.
“And speaking about his visit to Melwood afterwards, Suarez told the Reds’ official website it was because Liverpool are ‘so important’ to him.
“It was fantastic to see the lads. The people that work here are really nice and I miss them, so I wanted to come and see some friends. I have really good friends here,’ he said.
“I had a really good moment here in three and a half years and when you have a really good moment in your life, it is something you remember.
“I always try to watch the [Liverpool] games and look out for the results. I am very interested in how Liverpool are doing because they are so important in my life.”
Suarez swapped the Anfield outfit for Barcelona in a £75million deal in the summer of 2014 – having scored 82 goals in 133 games following his arrival from Ajax in January 2011.