Barcelona vs Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says his side are prepared to ‘suffer’ at the Nou Camp

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Jurgen Klopp is ready for his Liverpool gamers to “endure” on the Camp Nou forward of the primary leg of their Champions League semi-final in opposition to Barcelona.

Klopp admitted on Tuesday night time that his aspect confronted “one of many hardest video games to play ever” by coming to the house of La Liga’s newly-crowned champions.

Barcelona are aiming to win this competitors for the fourth time within the final 10 years, although this shall be their first semi-final look since their final triumph in 2015.

Liverpool in the meantime completed as runners-up final season, shedding the ultimate 3-1 to Actual Madrid, however they return to the final 4 an improved aspect, chasing honours at residence and overseas.

When requested whether or not Wednesday’s semi-final ranked as essentially the most difficult European tie of his Anfield profession, Klopp initially harked again to final yr’s showpiece in Kiev.

However having paid due respect to Madrid, he conceded that his aspect should be at their greatest to go away the Camp Nou with a beneficial end result.

“Barcelona, of all matches on the earth, is without doubt one of the hardest video games to play ever,” he stated. “We’ve had a variety of troublesome video games to play and that is one other one.

“We don’t need to keep away from troublesome video games. We need to have them, as a result of it means you play for one thing and that’s what we do. It’s not an issue. 

“Will we be good tomorrow night time? That’s not attainable. Will we make errors? Oh sure. Will we endure? Oh sure, 100 per cent. 

“Will there be moments the place we’ve got an opportunity? Oh, 100 per cent. Will we use them? I hope so. That’s what we attempt to do. 

“I do know folks say that Barcelona shouldn’t be Barcelona any extra, with Xavi and Iniesta. It’s an excellent staff right here. 

“We’re the primary yr or second yr in competition. They’re right here for almost 20 years. It’s so troublesome, however I couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about having the chance to play them. 

“That’s what I hope I can transport to my gamers, that they really feel the identical. Let’s play soccer.”

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