Madrid - Barcelona play their first match in the International Champions Cup friendly competition later on Tuesday against MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.
The match in Pasadena will be a chance for Luis Suarez to catch up with former Liverpool teammate and close friend Steven Gerrard, who left the English club after 17 years at the end of last term to join LA Galaxy.
Gerrard praised Suarez in an interview published on Barca's website (www.fcbarcelona.es) on Tuesday.
"I don't think anyone ever looks forward to playing against Luis Suarez, he is a fantastic talent and a very dangerous player," Gerrard said.
"He is a fantastic teammate, probably the best player I have played with," he added.
"He's a good guy, a family man away from the pitch, we keep in touch and have supported each other throughout our careers."