'Divock Origi week' vindicates Jurgen Klopp's faith in Liverpool striker

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Rakitic was part of the Barcelona team that floundered at Anfield in a 4-0 defeat recently and crashed out of the Champions League.

Reds ball-boy Oakley Cannonier has come in for plenty of praise for the fast delivery of the football when Liverpool were setting up for a corner late on in their heroic Champions League semi-final comeback over Barcelona midweek.

Barca have won La Liga both seasons under Valverde, but they have not reached a Champions League final since 2015.

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named the best right-back in world football.

Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli are among 10 players that could be involved in that final, providing Southgate with a selection headache. The Nations League third-place playoff and final follow on June 9.

According to him, Ronaldo is "better fit" for teams with fewer attacking options than Messi.

Liverpool's 4-0 win over the Spanish giants has generated plenty of analysis, especially of the way Jurgen Klopp's side overturned a 3-0 deficit after the first leg to win 4-3 on aggregate.

Liverpool analysts had watched how Barcelona players were always distracted when decisions went against them and word was passed down to Carl Lancaster, a coaching mentor at the club's academy, who asked the ball boys to serve their players quickly.

"It's a shame for Barcelona, because they played a great game in the first leg, we all enjoyed Messi".

"That is really special and it is big but we know it better than others and now we want it". The only thing we can do is try to win both: the Wolves game and the final.

Asked about the result of the tie itself, Ronaldo believes Liverpool's performance was worthy of advancing, and thinks even Barca's mistake on the tie-clinching goal by Origi would not have saved them from eventual elimination at Anfield. "I feel that City already have that bit of status, because they have been dominating past year so much and hopefully we can keep going and make it very hard for any team in the world".

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