Lionel Messi has been told by one of Liverpool’s most exquisite players that he dreams of playing at Barcelona from the 2019/20 season.
Barcelona moved a step closer to the UEFA Champions League Final as they look to lift their first European silverware since 2014/15. Luis Suarez put the Blaugrana up against his former side- Liverpool- and after allowing the Premier League giants to be in the match for over 70 minutes, Lionel Messi struck twice to ensure a 3-0 success from the first leg.
The performance from Barça did teach Liverpool that the Messi inspired side can make a difference in a trice if the opponents don’t convert their chances. Sadio Mane was toothless in the attacking department, but Mohamed Salah did do well in spite of missing a sitter. The Egypt international was one of Liverpool’s better players and trouble Lenglet and Alba.
According to Fox Sports, the Argentina international did have a word with Mohamed Salah, who told him that he feels that his future is at the Camp Nou. The former Roma winger has apparently fallen out with Jurgen Klopp and wants to leave. Additionally, Salah feels that Barcelona could help him win some silverware- which is missing at his house.
The Catalans also find the prospect interesting given that former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho could be ready to leave after being unsettled in over a year at Catalonia. The Brazilian was booed off the pitch on Wednesday. Moreover, Barcelona don’t seem to be too impressed with Dembele’s off-field antics either and may sign a reliable player to complete the attacking trident next to Messi and Suarez.
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly okay with the deal going forward, but would ask for Barcelona to send Ousmane Dembele as part of an exchange. That said, Barça would definitely benefit from the deal but arch rivals Real Madrid could lose out. They attempted to sign Salah last summer and seeing him at their direct rivals a year later will be hard. Moreover, their ambitions of signing Sadio Mane could get hampered if Salah leaves.
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