Former Liverpool and Barcelona star, Luis Garcia, has issued a strong warning to the Premier League side ahead of their Champions League semi final clash against the LaLiga champions saying that Messi had told him that his main priority this season was to win the Champions League.
Liverpool make the trip to the Nou Camp on Wednesday for the first leg before the second leg at Anfield the following Tuesday
“Messi said, at the start of the season, that his aim is to win the Champions League again,” Garcia said, according to Daily Star.
“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.”