Mark Lawrenson believes Liverpool can beat Barcelona and reach the Champions League final again, according to the Mail.

The former Reds centre-back thinks Jurgen Klopp’s side will face a tough test at the Nou Camp tomorrow night.

However, he remains confident that Liverpool can come away with a good result on the night.

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“I think we need an away goal and it wouldn’t surprise me if they get one,” Lawrenson said.

“If it’s relatively close coming back to Anfield and they grab an away goal, I would fancy Liverpool to do it. That’s even taking into account the return of Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and then of course the genius Mr Lionel Messi.

“Messi does the damage not really in places where Van Dijk would be. By the time he has got to the edge of the area, he has probably beat three or four people already.

“I think the best way to stop Messi is basically for you to have the ball and not give it away. I think at this level, that is so important.

“If you watched Barcelona against Manchester United, they negated United because they just kept the ball.”

He added: “Liverpool’s strength is obviously going forward. The movement between Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, their pace and directness and their ability to score can hurt Barcelona.

“The two full-backs are all about bombing on as well. I don’t think Klopp will go there and say to his players, “we are going to be very cagey here”.”

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