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Klopp pre-match conference ahead of Barca clash at Anfield

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 06/05/2019

Jurgen Klopp has explained what should be expected when Liverpool take on Barcelona for the reverse fixture of the Champions League.

Liverpool suffered a 3-0 defeat in the first leg at Camp Nou, Klopp will be without Mohamed Salah who sustained a head injury and the Reds will also miss the service of Roberto Firmino for the clash against the La lira giants.

"He [Salah] feels okay," Klopp said at his pre-match press conference. "But it is not good enough from a medical point of view.

"It's concussion so he wouldn't be allowed to play. We cannot do it.”

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Barcelona blew a 3-1 first-leg advantage over AS Roma last season and Klopp hopes such fortune smile at them when they face Catalan giants.

"They [Roma] had 3-1 away," he explained. "They scored an away goal that we didn't.

"It gives us that hope. I don't want to sit here and give any reason to the Barcelona players to be any more motivated though.

"We have to make a lot of decisions. Tomorrow night is the third game in six days and Barcelona changed 11 positions at the weekend."

Anfield is known for its atmosphere on European nights, and the German manager is calling for another electric night in order to help the team as they look to pull off an unlikely turnaround.

"I'd imagine this place will be rocking," he said, almost in a plea to his side's fans.

"We not only have to score, we have to deny Barcelona from scoring.

"We know how big the challenge is. We will try 100 per cent. The result didn't help a lot - 3-0 down."

Liverpool still has one eye on the Premier League title.
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