Luis Suarez has explained why he decided to drop in at Melwood on Tuesday morning to catch up with some of his former teammates, admitting: ‘Liverpool are so important to me.’

The Barcelona forward took advantage of some time off from his schedule to visit the club’s training complex and see some familiar faces from the past.

Suarez was accompanied by his two young children and took the opportunity to watch the Reds’ training session from the canteen balcony.

Before he left Melwood, he told “It was fantastic to see the lads. The people that work here are really nice and I miss them, so I wanted to come and see some friends. I have really good friends here.

“I had a really good moment here in three and a half years and when you have a really good moment in your life, it is something you remember.

“I always try to watch the [Liverpool] games and look out for the results. I am very interested in how Liverpool are doing because they are so important in my life.”