The Champions League is going to change for the better — Bartomeu

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Barcelona conceded that away goal in a 3-1 win over Roma in the first leg of last year's quarter-finals at Camp Nou, eventually being eliminated in Italy after a 3-0 loss. Suarez came in for some criticism from Liverpool fans for his actions at the Nou Camp, including former team-mate Jamie Carragher, who suggested the striker should prepare for a hostile reception at Anfield next week. I was hugely impressed with the way Jurgen Klopp's men played in Barcelona, and wasn't that surprised with the number of chances they created.

The match against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night was a flawless example.

"I think it's too much and I think the team (Barcelona) is with that appetite".

"No, he will not be ready for Tuesday and the rest [of the season] we will see", Klopp said.

Virgil van Dijk has been a revelation for Liverpool this season and his performances for the Reds throughout the campaign saw him deservedly take home the PFA Players' Player of the Year award earlier this week.

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"At home, as I was saying, they have their style of play but so do Tottenham and I think Tottenham knows that they also can [progress]". However, Barcelona have kept clean sheets in their last two away Champions League matches.

"The day that Messi retires - well, I won't be president because he'll outlast me", Bartomeu told the Daily Mail.

"When he is at his best, there is nothing you can do to stop him", Van Dijk is reported to have said. "I had to make sure I didn't give him enough space to play deep balls into the area but at the same time, I needed to be sufficiently close to him to tackle him when necessary".

The Argentine star scored two second half goals to hand the Spanish champions a sizeable advantage going into the second leg at Anfield.

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