Luis Suarez says Philippe Coutinho is keen to succeed hence why he wanted a move to Barcelona.
Suarez who played alongside Coutinho at Liverpool during the 2013/14 season, has heaped praise on the Brazil international.
The La Liga giants tested Liverpool's resolve with a string of bids last summer, but the Reds stood firm, and also rejected a transfer request from the midfield ace to force through a move.
When Suarez was asked if Coutinho would want to play for Barca, the Uruguayan told Mundo Deportivo: "Obviously he must have because he's a player who has ambition and any player would want to come to Barca.
"I know him as a person and as a player because I played with him, but everyone knows what Coutinho can contribute.
"He is a footballer, who today, plays at a very high level."
He continued: "He went through a difficult and very complicated moment but as a professional he continued to show how good a player he is and the personal quality he has.
"Despite trying to leave Liverpool he continued helping the team and working. He is demonstrating as a professional who has the ambition to take a step further."