Various controversies notwithstanding, Luis Suárez is still a beloved figure at Anfield. His ridiculous goal tallies in his latter seasons with Liverpool established him as one of the most dangerous forwards in Europe, and his astonishing play in the 2013-14 brought the club within spitting distance of the Premier League title. He then moved to Barcelona for a handsome fee and has since been wreaking havoc in La Liga and the Champions League; his on-pitch partnership with Lionel Messi and Neymar has been rightly hailed by some as one of the strongest forward lines in football history.
Since leaving he’s maintained good relations with the club and its fans. Even though he was under no obligation to do so, he’s made some very kind comments about the club, his time there, and the supporters. So much so that some have held out hope that he might return one day, after he’s conquered much of what there is to conquer in the sport with Barcelona.
“I want to thank Barça for bringing me here and allowing me to fulfill my goals. My team-mates play a part in all my goals. I have magnificent team-mates who make it easy for me but I don’t want to take anything away from myself – you still have to score. I hope I can finish my career at Barça but I need to be at the highest level to compete. I have fought a lot in my life and, since coming to Barça, I am trying to enjoy it, be happy and win trophies. I’m in the best team in the world with the best players.”
Well. It was a nice dream while it lasted.