Liverpool Vs Barcelona: Why we lost – Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde has spoken on his side’s loss to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg encounter which saw them crash out of the competition.

Barcelona had gone into the game at Anfield with a 3-0 advantage they secured at home in Nou Camp.

However, Liverpool scored four goals to cancel their advantage and take the lead securing a spot in the final.

“I do not know how it’s going to affect me, here we are, the coach has to take responsibility,” Valverde told post-match press conference.

“It’s very painful for us, especially for our people, it’s the second year they’ve come back like that.

“Things got on top of us after those two quick goals [from Wijnaldum]. We didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet and they rolled us over really.

“They surprised us with the fourth goal – presumably my players weren’t looking. Liverpool were street smart and they scored.

“We tried to sit a little bit deeper, but the tie ended for us with the fourth goal. We couldn’t respond,” he said.

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