Michael Owen mistakenly predicts a Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League final

Michael Owen mistakenly predicts a Barcelona v Liverpool Champions League final

Liverpool have a proud history of producing sterling comebacks in European football and Messi knows they will need to approach the second leg with caution.

Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi is the highest-scoring player in Barca's history, netting his 600th goal for the club with a magnificent free-kick in a 3-0 Champions League semi-final, first leg win over Liverpool on Wednesday.

During his post-match press conference at St James' Park, Jürgen Klopp confirmed that Firmino won't be fit for the Champions League semi-final second leg. "It can't be that we play many games but not against teams like Liverpool and United".

Where Liverpool would understandably feel hard done by following the 3-0 defeat in Spain, Spurs would actually consider themselves fortunate to only be 1-0 down after the first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Moreover, Van Dijk, who has been exceptional across all competitions for Liverpool had one of the worst exhibits at Nou Camp on Wednesday. We have given everything all season.

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"They changed formation after they played us".

"The lads who have been left at home and lads who are on the bench and haven't come on, they are buzzing for us".

Bartomeu added: "I hope Leo plays on until he's 45!". However, Barcelona have kept clean sheets in their last two away Champions League matches.

Daniel Sturridge, starting in place of the injured Roberto Firmino, back-heeled the ball from the corner to Alexander-Arnold and the full-back's cross was expertly turned in by Mohamed Salah. "We needed an offensive player there who is good at defending". The brilliance of Lionel Messi means they have a mountain to climb in their Champions League semi finals against Barcelona, while they are also depending on Leicester City or Brighton to take points off Manchester City in the Premier League.

"It just shows the character and belief we have in the team to keep going and take it to the last game".

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