Published: Wed, May 08, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Barcelona fail epically at Anfield

Barcelona fail epically at Anfield

Klopp's team were without star forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, but incredibly still managed to overcome a Barcelona team who had plenty of chances, including through Lionel Messi and returning striker Luis Suarez.

"I hope Liverpool fans and the Liverpool players give it to him and wind him up something rotten".

The Reds were already facing an uphill climb after losing 3-0 in the first leg of the matchup.

While Firmino is sidelined with a muscle injury, Salah suffered a concussion during Liverpool's Premier League win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Anfield predictably did not look fondly upon its two former sons, with Brazil midfielder Coutinho coming in for heavier stick than Suarez, despite the latter frequently being keen to show his appetite for the dark arts remains.

Barca had openings in the first half but when Messi twice got space around the box he fired wide of the target and when Jordi Alba burst goalwards just before halftime, Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker was out quickly to nullify the danger.

"He feels OK, but it is not good enough from a medical point of view, that's all". He had earlier scored his league-leading 22nd goal of the season.

Liverpool fan Bobby McHale sought out fans selling flights to Spain for those dates around the final and could not resist a dig at title rivals Manchester City, after they were knocked out in the quarter-finals to Tottenham.

"The Reds would become just the third side in the history of the European Cup/Champions League to come from three goals down in the first leg of a semi-final to qualify for the final and the first since Barcelona themselves in 1986".

The Reds host the second leg Tuesday night knowing that they need at least four goals without reply to win the game in 90 minutes.

Both men are expected to be fit for the Premier League final day on Sunday, where Liverpool may have a better chance of winning silverware than they now do in the Champions League. As for Liverpool, their squad is riddled with players who have tasted no such success in the past, making their sprint to the finish line all the more impressive.

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