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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool won’t be seen as favourites against Barcelona

The two teams meet in the Champions League semi-finals

Cardiff City v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been talking about the Reds’ upcoming Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

The German says Ernesto Valverde’s side will be favourites to progress to the final and seems pretty happy for his side to be the underdogs.

“I have played against Real Madrid many times, but never in Barcelona,” he said.

”You want to see what is possible. The cool thing about Barcelona is that you’re never a favourite. To deal with the role, perhaps to do things differently than others, that is appealing, even if I have not made any concrete thoughts about it yet.

”Once we were in Barcelona with Liverpool on a Christmas trip, in a game against Gladbach. But to have seen that this is just a stadium and not a temple, that was certainly important.”

Source | DAZN (via AS)

Liverpool were beaten finalists last season and will be hoping to go one better this year and lift the European Cup for the sixth time in their history.

They play already-relegated Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Friday at Anfield ahead of the match, while Barcelona host Levante on Saturday.

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