Former Liverpool striker Suarez celebrated wildly as he scored in Barca’s 3-0 win in the first leg of their semi-final.

He was roundly booed by Reds fans throughout the tie and they got their revenge as they staged one of the greatest-ever European comebacks to win 4-0 at Anfield in the second leg and secure a place in the final.

Suarez’ s antics, though, were under the spotlight once more as he made a nuisance of himself and kicked out at Andy Robertson before the full-back was forced off through injury.

And Leboeuf says he was glad to see Suarez and Barca go out of the competition in such dramatic fashion.

“I am a fan of Barcelona, but I was glad to see them eliminated on Tuesday because of Luis Suarez. I have no respect for a footballer like him,” he said.

Leboeuf’s scathing assessment of the Uruguayan striker did not stop there as he also pointed out his past misbehaviours.

Suarez controversially stopped Ghana scoring in the quarter-final of the 2010 World Cup with a handball on the line before celebrating as they missed the resulting penalty which would have sealed their place in the semi-final.

He was also suspended for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.

Frank Leboeuf and Luis Suarez

Frank Leboeuf has labelled Barcelona star Luis Suarez as a cheat (Image: GETTY)

That incident came just a year after he was banned for 10 matches for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic while playing for Liverpool.

“He’s a cheat and I hate the way he plays,” Leboeuf added.

“If I had faced him, I would have done everything I could to get him off the pitch.

“What he did to Ghana at the World Cup, the two times he bit opponents. He’s a bad example for young people.”

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Suarez came in for criticism for his antics against Liverpool in the Champions League (Image: GETTY)

Suarez against Ghana

Suarez stopped Ghana from scoring with a handball at the 2010 World Cup (Image: GETTY)

Despite Leboeuf’s comments, Suarez is reported to have congratulated the Liverpool players after their Champions League clash at Anfield.

LFCTV presenter Matthew Critchley defended the club’s former star and claimed he specifically stuck around after the game to speak to his old team-mates.

“A word on Suarez,” Critchley wrote on Twitter. “Spent time in the tunnel after the game talking to former colleagues & friends. Congratulated them.

“Was a winner, pushing the boundaries at LFC. Still doing that now. Surprised anyone thought he’d do anything less than give everything & try anything to win tonight.”


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