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Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash

Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash

Manager Jurgen Klopp was forced into a substitution that turned into a masterstroke after half time when that replacement, Georginio Wijnaldum scored Liverpool's second in the 54 minute.

He travelled with the squad for Saturday's win at Newcastle as part of his on-going integration and will be on the bench at Anfield as Liverpool seek to overturn a 3-0 deficit against Barca on Tuesday night.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been passed fit to start in their key Champions League encounter against La Liga champions Barcelona.

It's your time to come into the light and light up the football world! "We know how big the challenge is", he said.

Barcelona and Liverpool are in touch over a potential swap deal between Mohamed Salah and Ousmane Dembele in the summer.

The Reds have previous when it comes to turning around three goal scorelines in the elite European competition, after coming from that position down to AC Milan in the final in Istanbul in 2005, but this one could be a step too far.

"When you have a collapse of this nature", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said, "we will have a few awful days ahead". But they did it while leaving Barcelona stunned, wondering what just happened. He had earlier scored his league-leading 22nd goal of the season.

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Was Suarez right in the way he left Liverpool? And holding a 3-1 aggregate lead, they would still have been favourites to progress. Xabi Alonso astonishingly drew the scores level, tucking in the rebound after his penalty was saved.

Ahead of the game at the Anfield, we've taken a look back at Liverpool's ten most recent European semi-final second legs to create this quiz.

After his side were trounced 4-1 at the San Siro, Deportivo coach Javier Irureta admitted there was no rational reason to believe in a miracle.

And it was the second year in a row in which Barcelona were foiled despite holding a large first leg lead, bringing echoes of their loss at Roma last season.

Substitute Fran Gonzalez added a fourth with 14 minutes to go and, having prayed for success, Irureta honoured his pre-match promise by taking the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela after Deportivo's unlikely victory.

No team has done it in the modern Champions League era.

Juergen Klopp's side will play the victor of Wednesday's other semi-final between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur, with the Dutch side leading 1-0 from the first leg in London.