Liverpool fans branded a ‘disgrace’ for booing Luis Suarez by Jason Cundy


Luis Suarez was booed by a section of Liverpool fans on his return to Anfield with Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)

The Liverpool fans who booed Luis Suarez upon his return to Anfield with Atletico Madrid last night have been branded a ‘disgrace’ by former Tottenham and Chelsea defender Jason Cundy.

The Uruguay international’s relationship with the supporters who once adored him soured following the historic 2019 Champions League semi-final when Jurgen Klopp’s side overturned a 3-0 first leg deficit against a Barcelona side that boasted the talents of Suarez and Lionel Messi.

Suarez had angered some fans by passionately celebrating his goal in the match at Camp Nou, but apologised for his actions last year in an attempt to rebuild bridges with Liverpool.

Luis Suarez was booked on an eventful return to Anfield last night.

He said:  ‘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.

‘I accept that and I say that hopefully they understand my situation: we were playing at home and in the Champions League semi-final.

‘I lived one of the best moments of my life there and I think the supporters didn’t forget how my attitude was in the Liverpool shirt.’

Ahead of last night’s game, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson urged the Anfield faithful to forgive Suarez, but those words fell on some deaf ears with the 34-year-old jeered on an eventful evening which saw him booked and denied a goal by VAR during a 2-0 defeat.

Luis Suarez also had a goal ruled out during Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Reflecting on the less than favourable reception Suarez was afforded, Cundy claimed those fans who failed to show the former Reds’ striker the respect he deserved should be ashamed of themselves.

He told talkSPORT: ‘Liverpool fans booing Suarez, I couldn’t work it out. I thought I’d missed something in the match.

‘Why are Liverpool fans booing Suarez? He was an absolute legend and hero and nearly single-handedly dragged them to a Premier League title under Brendan Rodgers.

‘Why? What’s the story? I know he plays for Atleti but booing Suarez? Come on, where’s this going?

‘I thought it was disgraceful and shameful.’


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