Liverpool vs Barcelona Live
UEFA Champions League Live
Date: Tuesday, 7th May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Liverpool: It was a Lionel Messi show when Liverpool and Barcelona met at Camp Nou for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final last week and the little legend took Barca to a massive victory.
Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg and will take to Anfield in a confident headspace. However, the scoreline does not really define the match – the scoreboard doesn’t actually how competitive the match was.
Liverpool had held on for most part of the match before Messi turned the screws and the fortunes of the Catalans. Messi had said before the season that Champions League trophy will be back to Camp Nou and he looked determined to fulfill his promise.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will not lose hope. They have a solid team, a profound history of comebacks and a brilliant Anfield crowd that will surely act as their 12th man.
Juergen Klopp’s team will need to play out of their skins though to keep Messi and Suarez quiet.
It often goes unnoticed how brilliant a performance Gerard Pique puts in at the central defensive position. For Liverpool, it will be a massive task as they try to decode the experienced Spanish.
Historically, Liverpool hold an edge over Barcelona but when has any statistic mattered when Messi gets into the mood.
Liverpool used the cage strategy against Messi in the first leg and they will be confident of handling him in the same manner, albiet just a bit more efficiently.
Liverpool vs Barcelona prediction
Barcelona goes on the road and wins to cruise into the final and face either Ajax or Tottenham.