Liverpool will face Barcelona in their semi-final clash to reach the Champions League final. The Reds’ star Virgil van Dijk, is arguably the best centre-back in the world right now but he will face his toughest opponent all season in Lionel Messi.
The 27-year-old has experience against Barcelona. Van Dijk was a part of the Celtic side that lost 6-1 to the Catalan giants in their group stage of the 2013-14 Champions League.
Messi missed the game, but Neymar scored a hat-trick and Gerard Pique, Pedro and Cristian Tello also scored.
Van Dijk actually played really well, as his highlights from the game show.
Goal wrote about his performance
: “The standout player for the Bhoys as he made some crucial challenges and desperate blocks. Read the runs of the Barcelona front line fairly well.”
It promises to be an incredible tie, with Barcelona hosting the first leg on May 1 before travelling to Anfield for the return match on May 7.