Barcelona lead 3-0 heading into the Champions League semi-final second leg against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night. Ahead of the game, former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has given his predictions.
“When the result was 2-0, I was still thinking it’s open,” Mourinho the pundit said. “When they missed that late chance for the 3-1, I would say open, but 3-0 is 3-0. It’s hard to believe and Barcelona have an incredibly negative experience with Roma recently.
“I know that Liverpool at Anfield is really hard, the team is good, but if Barcelona scores one goal, they have to concede five. I think it’s too much and I think the team (Barcelona) is with that appetite. I think Messi is dragging everybody with him for that appetite to make it happen. I think Barcelona has it.”
Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Salah suffered a concussion during the Red’s 3-2 win at Newcastle United at the weekend and is expected to be fit for the final Premier League game of the season. Firmino remains sidelined with a muscular issue.