Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, has admitted he will need “a few nights” to work out how to stop Lionel Messi, when they come face-to-face with him in the Champions League semi-finals.
After easing past Porto 6-1 on aggregate with a 4-1 victory, in the second leg in Portugal on Wednesday the Reds will face the Barcelona superstar.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk scored as the Reds reached the last four for the second time in successive seasons.
And when asked what his plans are for Messi after the game, Klopp said in his press conference: “Thank God I don’t have to think about that tonight. I have a few nights.
“No one has so far managed it, but we will try. We have a few jobs before that.”