Jurgen Klopp has conceded that Liverpool must “endure” on account of Barcelona on the off chance that they are to prevent Lionel Messi from completing his “danger” to take the Champions League trophy back to the Camp Nou.
Liverpool, last season’s beaten finalists, face the Spanish heroes in Wednesday’s elimination round first-leg in the wake of cruising past Porto in the past round to book a spot in the last four.
Be that as it may, in the wake of crushing Manchester United in the quarterfinals with a virtuoso act in the home leg a fortnight back, Messi goes into the conflict with Liverpool surrounding satisfying the guarantee he made to the Barca fans toward the beginning of the period.
“Last season was great as we did the twofold, however we as a whole felt awful about how it went in the Champions League,” Messi said in September. “We guarantee that this season we will do everything we can to take that lovely trophy back to the Camp Nou.”
What’s more, in spite of the fact that he goes into the diversion having neglected to deal with a group to triumph against a Spanish club in Spain, Klopp demands that Liverpool can defeat Barcelona and Messi notwithstanding the Argentine forward’s own assurance to lead Barca to magnificence.
“Messi said toward the beginning of the period that they needed to bring back this container,” Klopp said. “That sounded officially like a risk to me!
“However at this point we are here, we need to go to the last too.
“We won’t be immaculate tomorrow, we will commit errors, we will endure, 100 percent. It will be so troublesome, however I couldn’t be increasingly eager to play and I trust I can transport my players so they feel the equivalent.
“It isn’t just about Messi, yet it is about Messi obviously. Would we be able to focus on Messi? We should, in specific minutes, however then they have 10 world-class players around who can choose the amusement.
“They have the most astounding quality group, they are as of now Spanish victors.
“Be that as it may, we saw the amusement against Real Sociedad and [Sociedad] did actually well. Levante did actually well a few days prior.
“Barcelona, the better the adversary, the better the challenge, the higher the stakes, the more they are in. They are bosses of Spain, so now they can concentrate totally on the Champions League. We are truly anticipating it, however it will be intense.”
With Liverpool facilitating the second leg at Anfield next Tuesday, Klopp concedes the need is to keep the tie alive for the arrival apparatus.
“I would state that a draw isn’t the most noticeably terrible outcome on the planet,” he said. “Not that we will take the plunge, however it would be OK.
“Such huge numbers of individuals came to Barcelona and had a thought on the best way to play, and at last they got a legitimate thump, so we realize how intense it will be.
“Be that as it may, two years back it was a major, huge thing for the club to fit the bill for the Champions League. Presently for the second time in succession we are here in the elimination round, that is enormous.
“It’s solitary positive and everyone sees it like that. We needn’t bother with an assurance.
“In any case, we need to remain in this challenge, to get an outcome tomorrow that gives us a decent opportunity to do it at home. Whatever that outcome is, we need it.”
Liverpool, then, made a trip to Spain with striker Roberto Firmino in the squad after the Brazilian missed last Friday’s 5-0 win against Huddersfield with muscle damage.
“On the off chance that Bobby is 100 percent prepared, at that point he will possibly play,” Klopp said. “He’s here, he prepared today, we have another session tomorrow. At that point I have a choice to make.”