Luis Suarez has welcomed Liverpool’s return to the Champions League – and believes the club could make serious inroads in the competition this season.
The Uruguay striker remains a popular figure on Merseyside after leaving the Reds in a £65million deal in July 2014 and will be keeping a close eye on his former side in their third-round qualifier at the end of August.
Success over two legs will book Liverpool’s place back in the group stages for the first time since the 2014/15 season – and Suarez is delighted to see his former club back in the big time.
“Liverpool always have to be competing in the Champions League,” he told LFCTV’s latest episode of ‘What LFC Means To Me’.
“I think the new manager, Klopp, needed a bit of time, because he came in during the previous season, but he’s had a fantastic [first full] campaign.
“I think that things will go even better next season because he’s a quality coach and he has a lot of players who can make the difference.
“Absolutely, Liverpool is a club that should always be involved in the Champions League.”
Suarez could face his former team for the first time with Liverpool likely to be among the second seeds upon progress to tournament proper.