How Messi destroyed Liverpool

Liverpool did not deserve this scoreline. For long periods they looked at home at the Nou Camp. Jurgen Klopp watched his side dominate. They pressed well, their passing was clever and they were organised.

How often do a team go to the Nou Camp and have at least half the possession?

But when you’ve got Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the pitch, they’re like heavyweight boxers. If they connect, you hit the deck, and Liverpool were sucker-punched three times by Barcelona’s two big-hitters.

The visitors were the ones searching all the way through the game, trying to win.

They had chances to score. Sadio Mane, considering the form he has been in, should have applied the finishing touches to Mohamed Salah’s through-ball before the break.

In the second half, James Milner had all of the goal to aim at but directed his shot straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen and then Salah hit the post at the end. I was so impressed by them.

Salah looked like Messi at times with the way he was running at Barcelona’s defence, and I don’t think you’ll see a better left back than Andy Robertson this season. He was like a rash all over his opponents.

Can they come back from this? If they were trailing by a single goal, I’d back them to do so, but 3-0 is such a big scoreline to turn round.

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