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Video: Inside Liverpool dressing room after Barca comeback

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 23:53

Go inside the Liverpool dressing room after the incredible Champions League comeback against FC Barcelona with our video from a joyous Anfield.

The Reds achieved an unforgettable feat by beating the Spanish giants 4-0 to overturn a 3-0 deficit in the semi-final showdown and reach the final in Madrid.

After the doubles from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum secured a magical result, our cameras went inside the home dressing room to see the players basking in their achievement.

Take a look in the video above.

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Andy Robertson injury update

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 23:42

Andy Robertson will undergo a scan on Wednesday to determine the extent of the calf injury he sustained during Liverpool’s remarkable 4-0 win over Barcelona.

The left-back came off at half-time in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield following a collision with Luis Suarez shortly before the break.

Jürgen Klopp revealed post-match that Robertson’s issue was with his calf, and the Scotland captain offered some detail on the problem in the tunnel.

“It doesn’t feel the best at the minute but I’ll get a scan tomorrow,” Robertson told Liverpoolfc.com.

“They’re confident that it’s just a nerve or whatever and it can be maybe a couple of days, but we’ll wait and see. We can’t really comment until I get the scan, but I’ll be saying my prayers tonight.”

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Free: Watch Reds players and fans sing YNWA after stunning Barca win

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:45

Fans, players and coaches united to sing an emotionally-charged rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone after Liverpool's 4-0 Champions League semi-final, second leg win over Barcelona.

Perhaps the greatest European night in Anfield's history unfolded on Tuesday, as the Reds overturned a three-goal first-leg deficit to reach their second successive Champions League final.

And, afterwards, Jürgen Klopp and his players stood in front of the Kop and joined in with an ecstatic YNWA - as you can see in the free video clip above.

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Liverpool to face Ajax or Tottenham in Champions League final

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:07

Liverpool will face either Ajax or Tottenham Hotspur in the 2018-19 Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday June 1.

The Reds produced a remarkable comeback to defeat Barcelona in the semi-finals, winning the second leg 4-0 on Tuesday night to seal a 4-3 aggregate victory.

Jürgen Klopp’s side have therefore reached the showpiece for the second year in a row and will discover their opponents in the final on Wednesday evening.

In the other last-four tie, Ajax lead Tottenham 1-0 ahead of their return match in Amsterdam.

The winners will meet Liverpool to contest the Champions League final at Estadio Metropolitano on June 1 in Madrid, kick-off 8pm BST.

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Match report: Liverpool stun Barcelona to reach Champions League final

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:02

Liverpool produced perhaps the greatest Anfield comeback in the club's European history by beating FC Barcelona 4-0 to reach the 2018-19 Champions League final.

Trailing 3-0 from the opening encounter in Spain six days ago, the Reds’ hopes of overcoming the Spanish giants on aggregate were alive, yet slim, at kick-off.

But Jürgen Klopp’s remarkable team achieved what many considered impossible courtesy of two goals apiece from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum on a scarcely believable night in L4.

And so Liverpool will contest a second successive Champions League final, facing the winners of the other semi-final between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 1.

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Forced to reshuffle his pack in the absence of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, the manager made four changes in total: in came Joel Matip, James Milner, Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Barcelona were unchanged from the first leg at Camp Nou, with Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez back at Anfield to face their former team.

First half

There have been many frantic halves of football at Anfield through the years and the opening 45 minutes here could match most that have gone before, with its basketball-style nature and relentless pace establishing a war of attrition.

The game wasn’t a minute old when Liverpool threatened for the first time, Sadio Mane’s delivery from the left helped on by Shaqiri and cleared at the back post before Jordan Henderson could pounce.

But the Reds did not have to wait long to turn hope into opportunity.

Only seven minutes, in fact, had elapsed when Mane seized on a slack pass and fed Henderson, whose force of will took him into the box and allowed a left-footed shot that was parried out by Marc-Andre ter Stegen and knocked in by Origi.

It was the first real blow landed in a punishing contest, one played out against a cacophony of encouragement, intimidation and ambition.

Mane’s claims for a penalty, having tumbled under pressure from Sergi Roberto on a scamper in from the left, were rejected and at the other end, Alisson Becker tipped over a Lionel Messi curler.

The Liverpool goalkeeper produced an even better stop soon after, as a Barcelona breakaway sprung three in the Spanish champions’ luminous colours against two Reds defending the Kop.

Coutinho ultimately swept Messi’s pass towards goal from the left side and Alisson met it with firm hands to both save the effort and ensure Suarez could not capitalise on a rebound.

Ter Stegen was next called into action to block an Andy Robertson blast from the angle before the Reds left-back followed Henderson in shaking off a knock to continue.

Barcelona’s efficient use of the ball was a repetitive warning amid the hosts’ constant pressing and it was the visitors who threatened twice in quick succession in first-half stoppage-time.

Messi dragged a low shot narrowly wide and then picked out Jordi Alba’s sneak into the Liverpool box – but Alisson was off his line rapidly to repel the full-back’s attempt with a sprawl.

Second half

Robertson’s injury meant he did not return to the pitch for the second half – Wijnaldum replaced the Scot and Milner moved to left-back.

Virgil van Dijk was close to doubling Liverpool’s lead on the night with a close-range flick from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner that Ter Stegen reacted brilliantly to thwart.

Within seconds, Alisson was tested by Suarez, the Uruguayan breaking free in the right channel and rolling a low finish across goal that the No.13 clawed away.

It was a pivotal turning point in the match and the tie – and perhaps, still, club history – because, soon, 122 seconds of action unfolded that will take a cherished place in Anfield folklore.

Alexander-Arnold’s determination down the right reclaimed possession and the Scouser’s low cross reached the arriving Wijnaldum in the middle for a prod at goal that got through the grasp of Ter Stegen.

Two minutes later, it was – incredibly – 3-0, this one coming via the opposite flank: Shaqiri lofted cross, Wijnaldum unstoppable header into the top corner, Anfield pandemonium.

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A more natural rhythm returned to the game once the chaos of the quickfire double conceded and Barcelona steadily found a foothold, Alisson having to push away a Messi punt at the near post after a clever corner routine.

But it was a sublime set-piece of Liverpool’s own that settled the tie in their favour – Alexander-Arnold’s quick thinking catching Barcelona unaware and teeing up Origi to hammer in the most priceless goal of the season.

The Reds are in the Champions League final – again.

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Tue, 05/07/2019 - 19:50
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Team news: Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Barcelona

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 18:41

Liverpool make four changes for this evening’s Champions League semi-final, second-leg encounter with FC Barcelona at Anfield.

With Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah ruled out, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi come into the attack alongside Sadio Mane.

Elsewhere, James Milner begins in midfield and Joel Matip is restored in defence.

Youngsters Rhian Brewster and Ben Woodburn are among the substitutes; however, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out as a precaution due to a slight muscle strain.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Shaqiri, Origi.

Subs: Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Gomez, Sturridge, Brewster, Woodburn.

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Salah, Van Dijk and Mane up for Premier League Player of the Season award

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 18:00

Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane are all in the running to be crowned Premier League Player of the Season.

The Liverpool trio feature on the seven-man shortlist that was revealed on Tuesday evening.

Salah, currently the Premier League's top scorer this season with 22 goals, is looking to become the first player to retain the award in more than a decade.

Mane, meanwhile, has enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career, netting 20 times in the league with one match remaining.

At the other end of the pitch, Van Dijk has played all but 35 minutes of Liverpool's Premier League season and been part of a backline that has conceded just 22 goals in 37 outings.

They are up against Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling for the accolade, as well as Eden Hazard of Chelsea.

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Jürgen Klopp receives Premier League Manager of the Season nomination

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 17:00

Jürgen Klopp has been shortlisted for the Premier League Manager of the Season award.

The Reds boss is up for the crown after guiding his side to 94 points - the third-highest tally in a single Premier League season - with one match remaining in the 2018-19 campaign.

He is up against Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) for the accolade.

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Rafael Camacho nominated for PL2 Player of the Season

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:00

Liverpool's Rafael Camacho has been named as one of nine contenders for the Premier League 2 Player of the Season award.

The 18-year-old, who also made his senior debut for the Reds in January, was a regular for Neil Critchley’s U23s as they finished fourth in the table.

Camacho is up against Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Bassala Sambou and Morgan Feeney (Everton), Elias Sorensen (Newcastle United), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Danny Loader (Reading) and Will Smallbone (Southampton).

The winner will be announced next week.

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Maxi Gomez brushes off Liverpool transfer speculation

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:00

Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez has poured cold water of rumours that he could be set for a move to Liverpool.

Gomez has had an eye-catching season in La Liga with Celta, notching up 13 goals and five assists across the campaign, and Liverpool are considering a bid for the 22-year-old striker.

Jurgen Klopp is on the hunt for attacking reinforcements this summer and Gomez is reportedly high up on the Reds’ wishlist of targets.

The likes of West Ham and Barcelona have also been linked with the Uruguay international.

However, Gomez has brushed off the speculation, insisting that he’s ‘very comfortable’ in Spain with Celta.

Asked about his future, Gomez told Marca: "There are many comments through social networks, what if I sign for Barcelona, if I go to Liverpool… ‘I am very calm and in Vigo I feel very comfortable."

Gomez has a £42million release clause in his contract at Celta which could put off potential suitors in the summer transfer window.

Reports in March claimed that ex-Liverpool ace Luis Suarez was so convinced by Gomez’s potential that he had personally recommended the attacker to the club.

Suarez told former colleagues at Anfield that his fellow Uruguayan is ‘the real deal’.

Source: Metro

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Revealed: Liverpool to wear one-off ‘keeper jersey tonight

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:00

Liverpool will use a one-off goalkeeper shirt for tonight's Champions League semi-final, second leg with Barcelona.

Alisson Becker is set to sport an alloy-coloured jersey, produced by New Balance, for the Anfield affair due to the regular ‘keeper strips clashing with the kits of Barcelona and the match officials.

However, supporters should note that this is a one-off shirt and will not be available for purchase.

Liverpool’s 2019-20 New Balance home kits are available to pre-order online now by clicking here.

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Liverpool v Barcelona: Sold out

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 13:45

Liverpool FC has confirmed tickets are completely sold out for tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona.

Tickets will not be available to purchase at the ticket office.

Supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to travel to Anfield for the 8pm BST kick-off.

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Liverpool linked with Real Madrid's Marco Asensio again

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 13:25

Liverpool have once again been linked with a mega-money move for Marco Asensio, according to reports in Spain.

The Spain international, 23, has seen his performance levels plateau during 2018-19, in a difficult season for Real Madrid.

Los Blancos have gone through three managers during the course of the season, with ex-boss Zinedine Zidane returning after the failures of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.

Under all three, Asensio has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot; in 42 appearances he has started 23 times, completing the full 90 minutes on just 11 occasions.

And while he has a contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2023 - with a €700million release clause - Mundo Deportivo reports that Jurgen Klopp will make a move for Asensio this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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LIVE: All the build-up to Liverpool v Barcelona at Anfield

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 11:45

Team news

Who do we think will start this evening?

The manager delivered the news yesterday that Mohamed Salah (concussion) and Roberto Firmino (muscular) would be forced to miss the clash due to injury.

Therefore, Rhian Brewster is set to be named in a first-team matchday squad for just the second time in his career.

Barcelona, meanwhile, are without Ousmane Dembele, who picked up a hamstring issue in Saturday's trip to Celta Vigo.

Ernesto Valverde made 11 changes for that 2-0 defeat in Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez among those rested.

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Andy Robertson on Barca approach, Anfield crowd and squad depth

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:59

Andy Robertson believes just one goal could change the mood of Liverpool's encounter with Barcelona on Tuesday night as he acknowledged the Reds need to take risks in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Jürgen Klopp's side need to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg at Camp Nou in order to reach the final in Madrid.

But with expectations tempered and a rousing atmosphere inside Anfield, Robertson insists the seemingly impropable could still happen against the Spanish champions.

Asked by Liverpoolfc.com what the approach will be, the Scot said: "Different, but I think it would be daft if we went completely gung-ho because with the players they've got, they can pick us off from time to time.

"I think we had more than three opportunities at the Nou Camp and we played a good game.

“Of course there's going to be times where we need to take a wee bit more risks going forward and taking a few more chances. If we do that then you never know.

“If we can put them under pressure and get the first goal then we'll see how they react because we know the fans will react positively with us and they can hopefully have an impact on them.

“Let's just see what happens. We have no real pressure on us now, nobody expects us to do anything. But if we can then it will one of the greatest comebacks.”

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Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in the duel with the Blaugrana after they were ruled out through injury.

Robertson, however, has backed whoever replaces the forward pair to deliver at Anfield due to the quality and team-first mentality within the squad.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge are likely candidates to step up, while Rhian Brewster is set to be part of the matchday squad.

"Especially the first three you’ve mentioned, they've been fit and carried this squad obviously with disappointment of not playing," Robertson continued.

"But they've used it in the right way by putting 100 per cent in training and pushing the lads that are playing to their absolute maximum.

“That's why I think the boys on the pitch have played so well this season - because we get pushed by the people off it. But people on the outside don't really see that and the lads won't get the credit they deserve, but the whole squad have been magnificent.

“Rhian's a different kettle of fish. He's been out most of the season. Now he's come back and he's been doing well in training and scoring goals for the U23s.

“If he is involved or whatever then it'll be incredible for him. He's a confident lad and he's got no doubt in his ability and neither does anyone at Melwood.

“When he gets his chance, it's about showing it to everyone else because we know how good a player he is. Let's see if he gets his chance. But if not, then his chance is coming sooner rather than later.”

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Jürgen Klopp on Rhian Brewster's first-team chances: 'He's ready'

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 09:15

Jürgen Klopp has revealed Rhian Brewster is 'nearly sure' to be included in the matchday squad for the second leg of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final with Barcelona.

The 19-year-old is now fit after recovering from injuries that have kept him on the sidelines since January 2018.

The striker was an unused substitute in a Premier League match against Crystal Palace back in April 2017, and now looks set to appear on the teamsheet at Anfield on Tuesday night.

When asked if Brewster would be part of the 18-man squad for the Barcelona game, Klopp said: "Yes, there is a big chance. It’s nearly sure. It’s guaranteed.”

The Reds boss added: “He’s ready. The situations are always like this. In an ideal world, in a season you always have much more players than you can involve in a squad.

“Rhian has now arrived with us after being heavily injured. Day by day, he has got better and better. He has been in outstanding shape for the last three or four weeks but the other players were there as well.

"Next season he will be playing 100 per cent and he knows that. I have told him already.

"It’s just good so now it’s really nice in a difficult situation that we can give him that spot in the squad and have him there to bring on as a striker. When you’re on the bench, you are an option to play."

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Missing Men: Barcelona 2001

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 09:00

Gary McAllister's penalty gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Barcelona and booked a place in the UEFA Cup final when the two sides met at Anfield in 2001, but can you remember the rest of the starting XI from that April evening?

Gerard Houllier's Reds had drawn 0-0 in the semi-final first leg at Camp Nou and headed into the return match having beaten Everton 3-2 with a last-gasp winner in the Merseyside derby a few days earlier.

McAllister stunned Goodison Park with a 40-yard stoppage-time free-kick that day and it was the veteran Scot who stepped up to slot home from the spot on the stroke of half-time against Barcelona after Patrick Kluivert had handled the ball.

Vladimir Smicer had a good chance to open the scoring a little earlier but directed his header straight at 18-year-old goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who would be signed by Liverpool a few years down the line.

Luis Enrique had a goal chalked off for offside as Barcelona pushed for an equaliser after the break, but a rear-guard superbly marshalled by Sami Hyypia held firm through a thrilling second half as the Reds advanced to their first European final for 16 years and remained on course for the treble.

McAllister's cool penalty made the difference on the night, but who else made up the first XI? Can you fill in the Missing Men below?

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The view from Barcelona: 'Liverpool were excellent at Camp Nou'

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 08:00

Liverpool take on Barcelona under the Anfield floodlights on Tuesday night and ahead of the Champions League semi-final, second leg we sought out a very special guest to give us his take on the tie - Rodrigo Sanchez of acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Rod (@rodgab) took time out from his headline tour of North America and Europe following the release of the band's latest album, Mettavolution, to talk football idols, Barcelona bosses and expectations at Anfield.

Read on to see what he had to say...

Born in Mexico City, how did you become a Barcelona fan?

Growing up in Mexico in the 1990s, we didn't get much information about European football. Gabriela and I moved to Europe in the late 90s, and briefly lived in Barcelona, before we settled on Dublin.

We had the offer of a regular club gig in Barcelona, but the guy who owned the bar thought he was hiring a mariachi band... which we are not!

Which player did you pretend to be when you played football as a kid?

When I played when I was a kid, my favourite player was the Mexican forward Hugo Sanchez, ironically he was a huge star at Real Madrid.

We're assuming now it would be Lionel Messi, right?

Absolutely, I named my cat Messi! 

How do you keep track of Barca while you are busy touring, recording and gigging?

Much the same as everyone else I guess: the internet, match streams, YouTube highlights. The first leg against Manchester United at Camp Nou last month happened to coincide with us being in Europe for album promo, so I got to go to the game on a day off, which was amazing.

How does Ernesto Valverde's Barca rank among the great teams of the past?

To me, the massive difference is that Valverde has Messi, and has him playing some of his best football in what has already been a fantastic career. I was a fan of the Ronaldinho team around 2005 that Frank Rijkaard managed, but I think this current team is terrific.

What is your favourite moment as a Barcelona fan?

That would when we beat PSG at home 6-1 in the knockout stages of the Champions League back in March 2017, when Sergi Roberto scored in the 95th minute and we went through. Also, I was lucky enough to be in the stadium when Messi scored five goals against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012.

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Which is better, then - gigging or watching football?

Definitely gigging. I love football but playing music is my life.

How and where did you watch the Champions League semi-final first leg?

On a laptop in a hotel room in Denver, Colorado. We are rehearsing here for our headline US tour.

What did you make of Liverpool's performance?

I was worried at first, about our team, I thought Liverpool played an excellent match. Tactically I think Jürgen Klopp did a better job, he managed to stop Barcelona's game. But I knew at some point that our big players would have to respond, and Luis Suarez and Messi stepped up as I expected.

What are your expectations for the match at Anfield?

I expect another great game and for Barcelona to advance to the final.

You can listen to Rodrigo y Gabriela's new single ‘Mettavolution’ on the official Liverpool FC playlist here.

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Henderson: Suarez and Coutinho Anfield return shows Reds' progress

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 06:30

Jordan Henderson believes the return of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho to Anfield tonight is an indication of how far Liverpool have progressed in recent years.

The Barcelona pair will contest their first club game at Anfield since leaving the Reds for Camp Nou in 2014 and 2018 respectively.

The fact this comes in a Champions League semi-final represents a marker of the club's development, Henderson feels.

And while the captain considers Suarez and Coutinho ‘good friends’, he insists all sentiment will be put to one side as Liverpool aim to overturn a three-goal deficit from last week’s first leg.

He wrote in his column for the official matchday programme: “We face a big challenge tonight but it’s one we’re all looking forward to. Our fans are smart and streetwise enough to know the scale of what we’re trying to do this evening. We’re facing one of the best club sides of all time and we have a big deficit to overcome.

“You should never make promises in football about the outcome or the result, but I can guarantee that whichever 11 players take to the pitch in red we are going out there to give everything and try to achieve as much as we can.

“We’re not just playing for pride – that’s not enough for Liverpool – we’re playing to win and make the final. Whether we can do it or not, we’ll find out at full-time, but we owe it to the fans to make sure until the final whistle goes, we never stop.

“By the time kick-off comes around tonight, enough will have been said and written about the first leg in Spain, so I don’t need to go over that again. Regardless, it’s done with now and the only game we can affect is the next one and that’s tonight.

“There’s no room for sentiment in football and particularly in contests that mean as much as this one, but it will be great to see Luis Suarez and Phil Coutinho back at Anfield. I have no idea if either will start the game or not, but they’ll be with our visitors and I’m sure for them the emotion of coming back here will be strong, especially as it’s the first time both of them will have played here against Liverpool since leaving the club.

“Luis and Phil are friends as well as ex-teammates. Personally speaking, I learned a lot from both when I was lucky enough to share a dressing room with them. Clearly both are very different personalities on the pitch, but both are winners and two of the best footballers on the planet.

“Off the pitch they are actually very similar. Family is everything to them and their partners and children are some of the best people you could ever wish to meet. But on the pitch they have something in common: both are world class.

“When a player decides they want to go and do something else I can understand why the supporters of the club that they’re leaving might feel a little disappointed, and as a teammate I was disappointed when both left. But I think we can all respect that people have their own lives to live and their own decisions to make.

“I can only speak for myself, of course, but I feel really appreciative of what both did for this club when they were here because both gave their all when they pulled on our shirt to try and make us as successful as possible.

“Every minute they were on a pitch representing Liverpool they wanted nothing else but for us to win and be successful.  To be clear, there is no friendship on either side when the match starts tonight, as there was no friendship in the first leg. That’s put on hold. They want to beat us with all they have and, likewise, we want to beat them.

“Despite being good friends, I hope both are devastated when the game finishes because we are through and they are out. But beyond the game itself I really do hope Luis and Phil can take a moment to stop and appreciate being back at a club they did so much to help when they played here.

“In a funny way, seeing both back at Anfield tonight in Barca shirts sums up where we are as a club in this moment and the progress we are making. We face them as opponents in a Champions League semi-final. It proves that when players leave a club it’s critical that you build on their legacy and keep moving forward.

“This team and this club is moving in the right direction and we are now at a point where world-class players see this place as a destination. You arrive at this point thanks to the hard work and dedication of many different types of people. Luis and Phil played their part in that along with many others.

“Hopefully they’ll leave remembering why Anfield is so special, but not because they’ll leave with a Barca win. They’ll see a club that is back at Europe’s top table and one that hopefully has another big chapter to come in this season’s story.”

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