Luis Suarez has admitted he “wanted to disappear from the world” after Liverpool completed their comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League last month.
Barcelona had a 3-0 lead going into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. Even with the famous Anfield atmosphere, it felt like enough of a cushion to prevent another collapse as Barça suffered in the previous round against Roma last season.
But then, as you will be well aware, Liverpool pulled off the impossible, scoring four goals to reach a second consecutive Champions League final. Two of those goals came from the ultimate good in big games but not good enough to start every game player, Divock Origi – the last goal coming from a moment of genius from Trent Alexander-Arnold as he caught the Barça defence sleeping with a quick corner.
Lionel Messi was reportedly in tears in the changing room after the game, in complete despair that it had happened again. Suarez shot off down the tunnel faster than you could say “you’ll never walk alone”.
In an interview with Fox, the striker has opened up about his feelings immediately after the crushing “remontada.”
“It was a childish mistake for Liverpool’s victory goal. We were in shock, but that goes beyond the last goal,” the Uruguayan said.
“We knew that if we made an error we would be very embarrassed I never imagined that it was over.
“It was one of the worst moments in my career. I wanted to disappear from the world, from social networks, I was sad, I could not laugh with my children. I did not want anything.”
Liverpool of course went on to win the tournament, beating Tottenham 2-0 in the final.