Jamie Carragher told the Telegraph that Jurgen Klopp has made a rare mistake by calling Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho club legends.
The German managed Coutinho before he sold the Brazilian to Barcelona and will come up against him tonight in the Champions League semifinal at Camp Nou.
Carragher said: “They will not get an especially hostile reception but Klopp made a rare error when he stated they are two ‘Anfield legends’.
“They are not. Liverpool have too many players with titles and European Cup medals in their legends suite to allow entry for those who did not replicate those achievements.
“Where they stand in Liverpool history is because they left without dedicating their peak years to the trophy pursuit.”
Liverpool fans will have both good and bad memories about Coutinho and Suarez but very few will consider either to be club legends as a result of their moves to Barcelona.
Luis Suarez is arguably the most talented player to have played for Liverpool in the Premier League era but after he chose to chase his dream of playing for La Liga giants Barca, he traded away his chance to become a legend at Anfield.
The Uruguayan was absolutely top drawer in the 2013/14 season and should have ended the season with a league title to accompany his Golden Boot and gave fans some unbelievable memories.
However, after biting Leonardo Bonucci at the World Cup it became clear he couldn’t stay at the club any longer.
Carragher is spot about Suarez and Coutinho. The Barcelona duo will get a warm enough reception when they return to Anfield next week but they won’t be heralded by fans as legends in the years to come.
Most supporters appreciate why both South Americans were so desperate to play for Barcelona and will have forgiven them for abandoning the club but beyond that, there is no harm done.