Published: Sun, April 21, 2019
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Milner: Liverpool can beat Barcelona in UCL semi-final

Milner: Liverpool can beat Barcelona in UCL semi-final

"We gave them the game that they didn't want to have".

'But we don't have that situation since I have been here. But we have two simultaneous objectives - to win the Premier League and the Champions League, and our next challenge is Cardiff. Read our predictions for Cardiff v Liverpool. "Lots thought they were done a couple of weeks ago", Klopp said. "That's how risky they can be. Everybody in football saw that". Manchester City host Tottenham as the Light Blues look for revenge after their Champions League defeat to Spurs. "The decision might have been the right one but no one spotted it at the time and to go out like that after celebrating winning must have been terrible".

Mane's stats, in comparison, are still impressive - he has given Liverpool the lead nine times, of which eight have been the first goal of the game, and added to leads the rest of the time. It is not a bad situation to be in in mid-April, with just a handful of games left to play.

To counter any complacency against Cardiff, Klopp will tell his players about the aerial threat of Neil Warnock's team with the same intensity as he'll plan for Lionel Messi for the Barca semi-final.

The Terriers are just waiting for the season to be over and it would be the biggest shock of the season if the Reds didn't get all three points.

"I have played two times in Champions League and it's clear it's the most important competition for clubs in Europe and as a effect in the world I think, but it's a competition in which you need to be lucky".

"These are all massive games", Klopp said. In two legs, Liverpool can beat any team in the world. "Cardiff are used to defending with all they have. So, it could be a good idea to have the same price for all the fans of the different clubs when they travel in Europe".

'In our situation there is no problem about motivation. It's about doing it all together, it's never one-v-one, it's never just me against a particular striker.

Cardiff are lost three of their last four home games (W1) which leaves them with a home record of W6 D2 L9.

Klopp has built a reputation for being a "man of the people" like the club's greatest manager Bill Shankly but doesn't believe this is the time to get sucked into the title hype by well-wishers. "You might be quite happy with your own performance until you see who is on your shoulder". Liverpool and Klopp do not have the luxury of easing the duo back into the side with the stakes so high in the title race. You look to Coutinho goal, even to Messi goal. "I have to speak with the doctor, so I am not sure, but my feeling is it is nothing serious". I think it's normal they won,"he said". That is big. That is a really big statement.

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