Barcelona hero Lionel Messi might just be unleashing his genius on Liverpool, which is the thoughts of Reds legend Luis Garcia.
Garcia, the former Liverpool forward who was vital for the club in winning Champions League 14 years ago, claims that Barcelona’s her is on a mission to be crowned King of European football, which is not a good news for Liverpool.
The Liverpool legend has a point as Messi is a footballer who can change the game to his favour when the Reds meet the Spanish club in the semi-final this coming week.
Speaking to the media, Garcia said: “Messi said, at the start of the season, that his aim is to win the Champions League again.
“And that message has been repeated by the other Barcelona players throughout the year.
“Barcelona have dominated La Liga for the last few years and have been so consistent, but Madrid have won the last three Champions Leagues and that will have hurt them.
“I think Liverpool have got the worst draw possible – but so have Barcelona.
“I would say Liverpool are better defensively than Barcelona and Barcelona have a better midfield than Liverpool.
“Up front, both clubs have some unbelievable players – Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho on one side and Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane on the other.
“I think the difference between the two teams could be Messi. He is the one player who can do things that no other player in the whole world is capable of. If he isn’t scoring goals, then he is creating them. He just finds a way to win games like no other player.
“After Messi? I would say it is an even game and impossible to call – the flip of a coin.”