LIVERPOOL, England – Barcelona was stunned with a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Tuesday which sent them crashing out of the Champions League 4-3 on aggregate.
Liverpool forward Divock Origi got the decisive goal that completed a remarkable turnaround from Juergen Klopp’s side, netting a low pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold after the defender flummoxed the visitors by taking a quick corner.
Suarez told reporters that they looked like “schoolboys” against Liverpool, a miserable return to his former club, where he spent three years before joining Barca.
“We are very sad, we are in a lot of pain, we feel this pain even though we are professionals.”
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde fielded the same starting lineup at Anfield as he had played in the first leg — just as he had done in the fateful second leg away to Roma.
But Suarez insisted the coach, who has led Barca to two successive La Liga titles and taken them to the Copa del Rey final, should not face criticism for another European meltdown.
“We are the ones that played the game,” Suarez said.
“The boss used the same tactics as in the first leg and he tried to do the same thing here. You have to say sorry for the attitude and the things that everyone saw today.”