Barcelona star Luis Suarez has revealed he misses the Liverpool fans and could one day return to England, but he would never consider playing for a Premier League club other than the Reds.
Speaking to ESPN (h/t Sport), the Uruguay international praised the fans of his former club and left the door open for a possible reunion:
You never know what will happen in the future in football, but if I returned to England it would only be to play for Liverpool and never for another team.
I miss the fans. The atmosphere is incredible, it's incredible. Everyone who has played for Liverpool knows the most important thing is the fans. They know they are in my heart.
The 29-year-old became a global superstar during his time at Anfield and left the club for Barcelona in 2014 amid a storm of controversy over the biting incident that took place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, per the BBC.
After sitting out the first months of his time in La Liga, he quickly formed an incredible attacking partnership with Lionel Messi and Neymar and won the treble with his new club in his debut season.
He's been just as dominant in the 2015-16 campaign and has already scored an impressive 18 goals in 19 La Liga starts, per WhoScored.com. Things couldn't be going much better for Suarez, and he's unlikely to turn his back on the Blaugrana anytime soon.
The Daily Mirror's Ed Malyon couldn't help but take a playful shot at the former Reds star:
Ed Malyon @eaamalyon
Luis Suarez maintaining LFC charm offensive just in case Paulo Dybala arrives in a year or so and takes his place ;) https://t.co/r4voqqawT81/26/2016, 1:11:13 PM
Here's a look at what he's been up to since moving to Spain:
Liverpool played a huge role in Suarez's evolution as a player, and his final year at Anfield is one the fans won't forget anytime soon. The Uruguay international and Daniel Sturridge combined to give the Reds a formidable attack that nearly powered them to the Premier League title, and Suarez walked away with the PFA Player of the Year award.
But while his relationship with the Anfield faithful remained strong, the British press turned on the forward during his time in the Premier League.
As early as 2013, he told Uruguayan radio station Sport 890 (h/t Sky Sports) the press could end up pushing him out the exit door with what he perceived to be “unfair” attacks after a number of controversial moments.
The 2014 World Cup incident was the final straw, but much of the negativity surrounding the player back then seems to have disappeared since he left for Catalonia. Should Suarez return to England at some point in the future, he would likely be received with open arms.
There's little doubt he would immediately improve the Reds squad by some margin, as he remains one of the best pure strikers currently playing on a European pitch, but fans shouldn't start dreaming of a triumphant return just yet.
Suarez seems perfectly happy at the Camp Nou and is expected to stay with Barcelona for the foreseeable future, winning countless trophies along the way.