Suarez: I won't celebrate in the same way at Liverpool


They don't usually attend Champions League games, but given their history with Liverpool, they felt they had to be there.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match at the Nou Camp, Barcelona.

Speaking during his pre-match press conference, Valverde said: "We have to think about what will happen here".

In Spain, Liverpool went with their well-rehearsed 4-3-3 formation with a flat back four shielded by a tough-tackling and hard-working midfield three.

To have any hope of a first league title in 29 years, Klopp's men must hope that Manchester City's relentless run of 12 straight league wins comes to an end either at home to Leicester in their game in hand today, or at Brighton come Sunday.

However, Liverpool fans have received bad news hours after the award announcement as it has been confirmed that Salah will miss the Barcelona clash with a concussion.

Twelve months ago, Liverpool faced AS Roma at this stage of last year's competition - after the Italian side had knocked out Barcelona in the quarterfinal.

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But Jurgen Klopp confirmed today that concussion protocol means the current Golden Boot leader can not play tomorrow. Just because he used to wear a red shirt, it doesn't mean he has to pretend he is not excited to score a great goal in a massive Champions League game.

Liverpool will hope for an early goal to put the pressure on Barcelona, but everyone knows a goal for Barca will leave them needing to score five.

While Barca's commanding lead puts them in pole position to reach the final, their stunning exit against Roma at the quarter-final stage previous year - when they surrendered a three-goal advantage on Italian soil - remains fresh in their minds.

It helped me in so many ways coming here (Liverpool); it helped me become more technical.

"We don't have to be complacent entering into this tie".

"As long as we have 11 players on the pitch we will try for 90 minutes to celebrate the Champions League campaign to give it a proper finish".

"I have enough time to speak to my players until tomorrow night to make decisions".