SPORT Jurgen Klopp’s response when asked how he’s planning to stop Lionel Messi


Jurgen Klopp says he’ll want “a number of nights” to work out the right way to cease Lionel Messi when Liverpool come face-to-face with him within the Champions League semi-finals.

The Reds will face the Barcelona ace after they eased previous Porto 6-1 on mixture with a 4-1 victory within the second leg in Portugal on Wednesday.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk scored because the Reds reached the final 4 of European soccer’s premier competitors for the second time in successive seasons.

And when requested what his plans are for Messi after the sport, Klopp stated in his press convention: “Thank God I don’t have to consider that tonight. I’ve a number of nights.
“Nobody has to date managed it, however we are going to attempt. We now have a number of jobs earlier than that.”

The German added that the expertise of final season’s run to the ultimate has helped them this time round.

“We performed higher this season,” he informed BT Sport.