The former PSG defender says he also spoke with Gus Poyet about moving to the Hawthorns.
Lugano beamed: "What did they say? Well, Suarez told me Liverpool got beaten twice by Albion last season, so that was a very good reference!
"Both he and Poyet said Albion play very good football and are a serious club which wants to accomplish something - and my first impression of the club is amazing.
"The references I got about Albion were just the best.
"Being in England and playing in the Premier League is just amazing for me. I'm very, very happy."