Liverpool will need a “perfect” performance to beat Barcelona and reach the 2018/19 Champions League final – but manager Jurgen Klopp wants his side to go out in style even if they fail to overturn a 3-0 deficit against visitors who have lost one away game in ten in the competition.
Barca surrendered a three-goal advantage to go out on away goals to Roma in the 2017/18 Champions League quarter-finals, losing 3-0 in Rome after a 4-1 victory at Camp Nou.
Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat in Spain last week, compounded by a goal for former Reds striker Luis Suarez and a moment of brilliance from Lionel Messi, means they will need to emulate the Italian side’s achievement if they are to take the tie to extra-time.
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Klopp insisted: “We have to do it our way. We cannot compare ourselves to Roma or anybody else – but we don’t have to.
“We have to be ready for 95 or even more minutes to try, step by step. We have to be really good at defending and we have to be really creative offensively – powerful and direct.”
“The boys don’t give up and tomorrow night they will show that again.”
Failure to score an away goal at Camp Nou last week has put Liverpool in a precarious defensive position, knowing that they will require at least five goals if Barcelona hit the net.
Klopp added: “Against Barcelona, especially, if you have a chance you’d better use it because it will probably not come up 500 times in a game and, on the other hand, they will use their chances.”
“We have to finish situations off and score from the chances we create.”
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 19 competitive home matches and have won their last six competitive home games.
Liverpool vs Barcelona TV channel – how to watch
The Champions League semi-final second leg kicks off at 8pm on Tuesday.
Fans will be able to watch the match live on BT Sport 2 in the UK.
Build-up coverage starts at 7pm.
BT Sport will also be showing the match on computers and mobile devices via BT’s website and the BT app.