Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash

Jurgen Klopp quote 2019

Doubles from Divock Origi and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum fired Liverpool into their second consecutive Champions League final as Barcelona collapsed to an improbable 4-0 humiliation at Anfield.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England global claimed he does not expect Klopp to overload the forward line in the absence of injured duo Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and play a posse of reserve attackers in the semi-final second leg.

The 19-year-old looked set for big things when he won the Golden Boot at the U17 World Cup two years ago but has been kept out the side by his own injury problems.

Teenage striker Rhian Brewster is ready to make his debut in the absence of the injured duo, Klopp said.

There are no remaining direct flights from Liverpool to Madrid on the day of the game and fans will have to get creative to land a cheap deal if they are to take their place inside the Wanda Metropolitano for the final.

While Liverpool recommenced their push domestically, Barcelona were able to rest players against Celta Vigo with the LaLiga title already secured.

"If there is an opportunity to go to the next round, we have to try. When you're on the bench, you are an option to play". A goal tonight would help avoid this, forcing Jurgen Klopp's side to score five to progress.

Striker Suarez thanked former club Liverpool for raising the standard of his game during a three-and-a-half-year spell at Merseyside, but the Uruguayan is focused on knocking them out of the Champions League. I don't think we have more, but I don't think we have less. We believe. People wrote us off. To be a top team, you need to know how to be clever, to not lose your cool, not to concede in injury time - this is what they need to fix.

"Some things will be new, 100 per cent, with not really any time to train".

It means that Champions League qualification now comes down to winning the Europa League. "We were so happy when we came through the quarter-final and now we are in the semi and we have to use the second leg".

This is an unbelievable comeback by Liverpool, down their best player and facing almost impossible odds to keep their season alive.



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