Luis Suarez says former club Liverpool “belong” in the Champions League and believes they will return to the European elite soon under Jurgen Klopp.
Suarez left Liverpool for Spanish giants Barcelona in a deal worth around £70million in summer 2014, with the Uruguayan winning Europe’s premier competition in his first season, along with La Liga and a Copa del Rey title.
The 29-year-old spent three-and-a-half seasons at Anfield after joining from Ajax in January 2011, scoring 82 goals in 133 games.
But Suarez did not play Champions League football for Liverpool, with his exit coinciding with the Reds’ first season in the competition since 2009.
“I will always watch Liverpool and look for their results, they will always be a very special club for me,” Suarez told the Daily Express. “I would love to see them back in the Champions League.
“They have a new coach who is one of the most experienced in Europe, so I am sure they can be back there soon. It is where that special club belongs.”