September 19, 2019

Suarez: We defended like schoolboys against Liverpool

May 8, 2019
Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez says Barcelona “looked like schoolboys” defending Divock Origi’s winning goal for Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final second leg.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quick corner found Origi for the final goal in the 4-0 win that sent Liverpool through to the final in Madrid.

“We have to be ready for all the criticism that is going to rain down on us now,” Suarez said. “We are very sad, we are in a lot of pain.”

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The winner came after Barcelona were getting organised for a corner, and Alexander-Arnold walked away from the ball before quickly crossing to Origi tap in.

“For their fourth goal we looked like schoolboys,” Liverpool’s former striker Suarez added.

The defeat for Barcelona was the second time in two years they have let a three-goal advantage slip going into a Champions League semi-final second leg after losing out to Roma last year.

Ernesto Valverde was also the manager last season, but Suarez defended his boss after the game.

“We are the ones that played the game,” he said. “The boss used the same tactics as in the first leg and he tried to do the same thing here.

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“You have to say sorry for the attitude and the things that everyone saw today. We have to do start doing some self-criticism.

“We cannot make the same mistake for two years in a row. We are adults and we have to do self-criticism. We entered with an attitude, but then we conceded a goal that is at youth football standard.”

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