Jurgen Klopp on why Jordan Henderson was benched vs Barcelona

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Liverpool continued to reach for the away goal but were unsuccessful as the Catalan giants closed down every player.

"I don't think many teams beat Barcelona in terms of possession in the Champions League at the Camp Nou".

The 51-year-old jokingly said in his first press conference as the Reds boss that he would coach in Switzerland if his side did not win a title in four years.

Keita has been ruled out for at least two months, meaning he will miss this summer's Africa Cup of Nations as well as the final games in the Premier League and Champions League. 'He scored a goal, celebrated the goal, he was fighting people, players he probably loves, players who are probably on the phone [to him].

When the result was 2-0, I was still thinking it's open.

The football genius is determined on keeping his word and it shows in his game.

Liverpool travel to Newcastle on Saturday evening in the Premier League before the second leg against Barca on Tuesday, in what is set to be a big week in the Reds' season.

Barcelona star Luis Suarez was praised by Jose Mourinho for showing no mercy against his former side Liverpool in the Champions League.

FC Barcelona fans during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Nou Camp on May 01, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

However, Van Dijk, who was recently named PFA Players' Player of the Year, said Liverpool are still in it - and Barcelona know it. In this piece, we will comment on our personal thoughts and analysis of the outcome of this fixture.