Liverpool will host Barcelona at Anfield for the second leg of the Champions League semifinal tie with a 0-3 deficit to overcome.
So in the second leg, the Reds, who played so well in Spain and created enough chances to score at least one away goal, now have to virtually play a perfect game if they are to reach the final.
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Here are the three things Jurgen Klopp’s men have to do to achieve the impossible:
Keep Messi Quiet
Liverpool actually did a good job on keeping Lionel Messi quiet at Camp Nou until he struck at the 75th minute.
Hence, Liverpool must find a way to either close the spaces down for the Argentine or somehow stop the supply by pressing high and creating turnovers on a regular basis.
Tough thing to do for 90 minutes, right? Who can really keep Messi quiet for 90mins?
Score Early Goal
When you want to overturn a three-goal deficit, then score an early goal. What that would do is put Barca under immense pressure.
At Anfield, Klopp and his men can turn the crowd into hostile mode by scoring early, which can really ramp up the pressure on Barcelona.
Play Mane Up Front
Roberto Firmino won’t be available for tonight’s clash with a small muscle tear.
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Klop must start with the Senegalese star up front tonight. Mane has played there before and could make a better fist of pressing from the front and stopping Busquets from having time on the ball.
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