Villarreal ace Denis Suarez has admitted that Liverpool's Europa League quarter-final victory over Borussia Dortmund was incredible.
After trailing 3-1 at Anfield - and 4-2 on aggregate - Jurgen Klopp's side produced a remarkable comeback to eliminate Dortmund from the competition.
Liverpool's win, of course, has set them up for a two-legged tie against Villarreal and Suarez has paid tribute to the Premier League club.
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The attacking midfielder, who has been prominent for the La Liga side throughout the course of the campaign, has admitted that his side have a great deal of respect for their semi-final opponents but claims they have 'nothing to envy'.
"We have seen portions of the game [Liverpool's win over Dortmund]. It was incredible," Suarez told Goal.
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"Liverpool eliminated a team that I think was the favourite for the title. And so you have to respect them a lot.
"They have a great team and a great squad, and although we have nothing to envy, we do respect them a lot.
"Of course [an-all Spanish final is the target]. But first we have a very tough tie against Liverpool in the semi-finals. Hopefully it will be like that.
Suarez has also hailed Reds chief Klopp, claiming that he followed him during his time at Dortmund.
He continued by saying: "I've followed Klopp since he was at Dortmund.
"His teams are tactically very good, with great intensity, rapid transitions, effective in attack, and I think Liverpool are also making their mark. They are a great team and will be a very, very difficult opponent for Villarreal."
But Suarez has a great deal of confidence in his own team and believes his side have surpassed expectations.
"I think anyone in the early season would have thought we would do well at this stage.
"We are fourth in La Liga, Champions League qualification is not yet out of reach and we will try in these coming days to reach it."
One thing is for sure, Liverpool will have to stop Suarez if they are going to progress to the final. The 22-year-old has been in magnificent form recently and most definitely has the attributes to harm the Merseyside outfit.
After their recent European heroics, however, Klopp's side will be extremely confident of overcoming their next hurdle. They may well have been held against lowly Newcastle United this past weekend, but the Reds have so much momentum right now and that should only stand them in good stead in their pursuit of claiming a place in the final.
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