UEFA Champions League Semi-finals Revealed


"Whether he's ready to play 90 minutes from the start in a Champions League game, I'm not so sure". Even the mighty Barcelona, who cruised past Manchester United, have good reason to fear them in the last four, with an enthralling tie in store. Mane has established himself as an important player for Jurgen Klopp's side since the turn of the year.

'We had not a great reaction on the second ball so I tried to change the system a couple of times and finally we changed it at half time to a 4-4-1-1 and that helped as we closed the centre better, they couldn't switch the sides like they could do before.

So Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho and the incomparable Lionel Messi lie in wait for Liverpool in the semi-final. "We have the experience of Rome, which in five or ten minutes can complicate the classification or leave us out and we have to be aware of that".

'Now we are in the semi-final against Barcelona, I'm really happy about the fact we play them, ' Klopp said.

The Reds' romp began when Mane struck after 26 minutes of the quarter-final second leg at Estadio do Dragao, VAR ruling the Senegal global onside after Salah played him in. Porto is a really good football team, and we have to be good tomorrow again. It is not hard to analyse Liverpool, but it is hard to counteract because they have so much individual and collective quality.

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Milner agreed: "The result past year was a bit of a false result". We played a good game, it was not a 5-0, but we still took the result. That's in my mind, not how we play against Barcelona.

Came on at half-time and changed the course of the game in favour of Liverpool's control.

"He is getting better and better", Klopp said at Tuesday's pre-match news conference. I am really proud of the boys, it is brilliant what they did. On that occasion, the English side won 1-2 in Catalonia and lost 0-1 at home, reaching the next round courtesy of the away goals rule.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Klopp's side to ease to a comfortable victory over FC Porto to book their spot in the Champions League last four.

If the Brazilian's header had found the back of the net, Liverpool, who had been under the cosh in the opening stages, may have let the pressure get to them. In the quarter-final there are only really strong teams and in the semi-final as well.