Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez fired Liverpool into the Champions League but he is now relishing a chance to win the competitionGetty

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says the chance to win the Champions League was the primary reason behind him leaving Liverpool for the Catalan giants in the 2014 summer transfer window.

Luis Enrique's side face Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight of Europe's premier club competition with a genuine chance of adding to their four titles.

In Suarez's first Champions League campaign since 2010, the Uruguay international has scored four goals in five appearances including two in the last-16 first-leg win over Manchester City.

In three-and-a-half years at Liverpool, Suarez's European appearances were restricted to the Europa League and the forward admits the chance to win the competition led to him moving to the Nou Camp in 2014.

"I've always wanted to play at Barcelona, it was a dream come true," Suarez told Uefa.com. "Of course. Barcelona are always a candidate to win the Champions League. That's a plus here, as the clubs [Ajax and Liverpool] I've played for before didn't really have the chance to win big [European] trophies – maybe a domestic league or cup.

"Playing in a team like this, where all the players want to win every match and everything, that is a sign that it's all about silverware – whether it's the Champions League, La Liga or whichever trophy's available. We have a chance of making the Champions League final this season."

Suarez's final season at Liverpool saw him net 31 times to help the club qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2009 but ended speculation regarding his future by moving to Barca for £65m ($96m).

Without the 28-year-old, Brendan Rodgers's side were knocked out in the group stage of the competition after failing to beat FC Basel on matchday six, while their subsequent Europa League campaign was also short-lived after succumbing to Besiktas on penalties.