Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has vowed not to celebrate ‘in the same way’ if he scores against his former club in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Tuesday night.
The 32-year-old gave Barcelona the lead in the first leg last week and drew the ire of some Liverpool fans when he celebrated his goal.
He said: “Celebrating the goal last week, people who know about football, who love this sport, know about the importance of this.
“I have all the respect in the world for Liverpool fans. Because I scored and celebrated with my fans, I say sorry.
“Obviously it is clear that if I score a goal against Liverpool I won’t celebrate it in the same way.”
The Uruguayan made 133 appearances for the Reds, scoring 82 goals. He won the League Cup during his time at Anfield as well as winning the Premier League Golden Boot and was also voted as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for the 2013/14 season.
He joined Barcelona in 2014 and has continued his excellent goalscoring record, scoring 177 goals in 246 appearances.
During his time at the Camp Nou, Suárez has won four La Liga and Copa del Rey titles and also won the Champions League in 2015.
The second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie between Liverpool and Barcelona takes place at Anfield at 8pm BST on Tuesday.