Gerard Pique joined Lionel Messi in a pre-match press conference on Friday and spoke about Barcelona’s playing style under Ernesto Valverde.
“It [Liverpool defeat] was one of the worst experiences I have had as a footballer. We try to play with the Barca style.
“Sometimes it is easier, sometimes it is harder. But as I said some days back, it doesn’t only depend on only us, but also on the rival and how they play against you.
“There are times, like at Anfield, when it is not possible to have the ball and you have to play differently.
“Sometimes you have different players, they are more comfortable in some circumstances, the desire is to play as we always do, but in Anfield we could not and that is the reason why we lost.”
Pique also spoke about how tough a test he expects Valencia to provide in the Copa del Rey final but said Barca will “compete to the maximum” to try to lift the cup.