Barca ace Pique explains why Barca crumbled at Anfield

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/05/2019

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has explained why Catalonia crumbled against Liverpool at the Anfield in the second leg of the semifinal clash.

Pique agreed that the exit in the Champions League is still playing in the mind of the Barcelona players, the veteran defender now advised that the players need to take a step forward sooner rather than later and move on from the disappointment.

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"When something like that happens, everything or almost everything goes wrong," Pique told El Pais.

"I think people were mentally affected by what happened in Rome because it had happened so recently. It was a mental block.

"They pressed very high, we lacked our usual passing rhythm, and it was very intense. Anfield also played its role.

"It's been hard to lift ourselves up emotionally because the days passed but the loss wasn't forgotten. We have to step forward."