Luis Suarez has admitted to feeling “hurt” after Barcelona were stunned by Liverpool in the Champions League, The Times reports.
Barcelona had a 3-0 lead going into the second leg at Anfield with Suarez netting against his former club in Spain.
But Liverpool fans had the last laugh as their team overturned a three-goal deficit to progress to the Champions League final.
Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum scored two each to send Barcelona and Suarez crashing out of the tournament in embarrassing fashion.
And former Liverpool striker Suarez, who was booed by the Anfield crowd, conceded that the players were not good enough.
Luis Suarez: “We looked like youngsters”
As reported by The Times, Suarez said: “We have to apologise for the attitude, we were not a team. To our families, our children, our fans, we have to ask their forgiveness.
“It cannot be that in a minute we concede two goals. In the fourth goal we looked like youngsters. We have to understand all the criticisms that are going to rain on us.
“We are very sad, hurt. We are human beings. We feel the pain, the frustration.”
Barcelona’s defending was questionable at times but nothing can be taken away from a special Liverpool performance.
This was captured perfectly by the fourth goal. With the Barcelona defence sleeping, Trent Alexander-Arnold saw his chance and took it.
The 20-year-old right-back took a quick corner while the Barcelona defenders had their backs turned. This allowed Origi to tap in unchallenged.
It highlighted a moment of quick-thinking and brilliance from Alexander-Arnold. But also exposed Barcelona’s defensive frailities.
Suarez celebrated wildly when he netted at the Nou Camp. But Liverpool fans have the bragging rights now after watching the Uruguayan’s side crash out in spectacular fashion.