Liverpool fans boo Luis Suarez on return to Anfield
One reason includes his altercation in the tunnel with Andy Robertson
Liverpool fans booed Luis Suarez on his second return to Anfield with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
As the two sides warmed up for the game on Merseyside, there were boos from all around the ground as his name was read out whilst he was also jeered every time he touched the ball during the game.
The former Liverpool forward is not being warmly welcomed back to Anfield 😰 pic.twitter.com/yteO7KVuSR
— GOAL (@goal) November 3, 2021
There's been animosity from Liverpool supporters ever since Suarez's animated celebrations during a first leg win for former club Barcelona where he scored, upsetting many fans of his former side.
In an interview with the Liverpool website back in 2020, Suarez admitted the boos had upset him and he simply just wanted to win the game for the team he was playing for.
"I know some Liverpool supporters were angry with me because I celebrated a goal against Liverpool here in Camp Nou and for that I am so sad," he said.
"I accept that and I say that hopefully they understand my situation: we were playing at home and in the Champions League semi-final."
BT Sport pundit Michael Owen revealed that one of the reasons Liverpool fans were reluctant to show their love for Suarez was also due to his off-the-pitch antics in the famous second leg at Anfield.
Owen said: "This game angered Liverpool fans I think.
"I was in the tunnel at half-time while he [Suarez] was throttling Andy Robertson.
"He had his hands round this throat, I was watching it all unfold and it got out into the press and I think that angered a lot of Liverpool fans."
"He starts this evening and we're looking forward to it."
"I think deep down Liverpool fans have an awful lot of respect for him."
Luis Suárez is back at Anfield for the first time since Liverpool's famous 4-0 win over Barcelona 👀
The studio discuss prime Suárez vs Salah 🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/PTfb7Qc4Ky
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 3, 2021
Peter Crouch meanwhile feels that despite the jeers, there is still love for Suarez from Liverpool supporters deep down.
He said: "I think deep down Liverpool fans have an awful lot of respect for him."
Liverpool currently lead 2-0 in the game after Diogo Jota headed home from Trent Alexander-Arnold's exquisite cross whilst Sadio Mane added a second.