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Messi backs Valverde but admits Barca are still hurting

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi wants Ernesto Valverde to continue as Barcelona coach but admits the team have not recovered from their Champions League loss to Liverpool as they face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. After winning La Liga by 11 points, Barca can complete …

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Liverpool’s Origi and Gini destroy Barca

  Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Divock Origi was the unlikely hero as Liverpool pulled off the greatest semi-final comeback in Champions League history with a 4-0 second-leg victory to complete a stunning 4-3 aggregate triumph. The odds were stacked heavily against Liverpool after both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino …

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Suarez thanks Liverpool for helping him to the top

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Barcelona striker Luis Suarez returns to Anfield on Tuesday hoping to dump Liverpool out of the Champions League semi-finals, but remains eternally grateful to the Reds for helping him win a move to the Catalan giants. Suarez shone on the field during a turbulent three-and-a-half …

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Liverpool aim to spoil Messi’s Champions League dream

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are ready to end Lionel Messi’s Champions League mission by beating Barcelona in the semi-finals. Messi has been rested for Barca’s last two league games and appears more motivated than ever in Europe, after pledging to “bring that beautiful cup back …

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Klopp: It’s not all about Messi

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Jurgen Klopp has warned his players they cannot concentrate only on Lionel Messi when Liverpool face Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. Messi has been rested for Barca’s last two league games and appears more motivated than ever in Europe, …

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