"Now I am moving on to a new period, and I have to enjoy this next stage of my life – it is a dream come true.
"On a personal and individual level it is always welcome to win these titles.
"But you would not win them if it was not for the whole of the team and for your colleagues and for the joint effort that everyone makes every day to achieve results."
A message from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was played during the event in which the midfielder had nothing but kind words for his former team-mate Suarez.
"Huge congratulations from myself, Luis’ ex-team-mates and everyone connected to Liverpool Football Club," the midfielder said.
"This is a very special award and it is thoroughly deserved. You were unbelievable all season for us, a magical player, and Barcelona are very lucky to have your services moving forward.
"I’m sure there are many more individual awards to come. Good luck for the future mate, we miss you very much."
Meanwhile, when Dalglish – the man who signed Suarez for Liverpool – was asked how he thinks Suarez will fare at Barcelona, the Scot said: "I don’t think there will be anybody who will be able to stop him.
"He has been fantastic everywhere he has been – a huge success and fabulously entertaining. There is no reason why he won’t continue that for Barcelona.
"But if he does hit a problem, I’m sure we can take him back on loan!"