Jurgen Klopp has revealed what he thought he said to Lionel Messi after the Barcelona great’s dazzling show at the Nou Camp last week.
Messi bagged a brace, including a stunning free-kick, as Barca won the first leg of the Champions League semi-final 3-0 against a Reds side that played well but didn’t take their chances in Catalonia.
And ahead of Tuesday night’s return leg at Anfield, Klopp said – when asked if he spoke to the Barcelona superstar after the game: “I don’t know if I said something, really.
“At that moment, I might have said ‘why did you do that?!’”
As for how to deal with the Argentine in the return, Klopp added: “Wherever Messi is, he will be difficult to deal with. If you take risks against Barcelona they punish you. You have to be solid all of the time.”