Liverpool emerged victorious from a bruising battle against Newcastle to remain in the hunt for the Premier League title, but may have sustained too many wounds to summon a Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday.
Messi scored a brace - including a stunning 35-yard freekick into the top corner - to put his side into a commanding position heading into the return leg at Anfield on Tuesday. It's going to be unusual for them coming here with a 3-0 advantage but they still have in their mind that it won't be over.
"One in the United States, one in the Middle East and one in Asia; they watch us on TV and this is a way of getting closer to those fans". I liked how we knew how to suffer and how we came up with answers.
The Anfield outfit also looks on cause to miss the services of Roberto Firmino who missed both Liverpool's defeat at Camp Nou and the Newcastle tie. I don't think many teams beat Barcelona in terms of possession in the Champions League at the Camp Nou.
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"We just focus on winning games and we'll just see what happens. If not, we end the season hopefully with 97 points and we did everything we could".
Liverpool on the way to the semifinals, the follower was "Bavaria" (0:0, 3:1) and "Port" (2:0, 4:1). However, Barcelona have kept clean sheets in their last two away Champions League matches.
The Dutchman was fantastic at Southampton, but we could see all the way back in his Celtic days what a good player he was.
Liverpool were beaten 3-0 by Barcelona on Wednesday night, a day after Ajax beat Tottenham in London.
"We know he'll play three, four, five years more, we don't know how many - as many as he wants".