"I think we all know his flaws and one of his biggest flaws was his inconsistency because I don't think he was quite sure what he was going to do, never mind the defenders or anybody else".
Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season before losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev.
They might have kept a clean sheet against Bayern at Anfield three weeks ago, despite being without the suspended Van Dijk, but the 27-year-old's return to the heart of the defence for this game was transformative for Liverpool.
Liverpool claimed one of their most impressive ever European Cup away wins with a 3-1 victory against Bayern Munich in Germany, and Spurs cruised past Borussia Dortmund with a 4-0 aggregate win against Lucien Favre's team. We got to the Europa League final in 2016. "At a club like Liverpool you have to win everything possible and you have to play for both: the Premier League and the Champions League".
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"We knew how they would definitely set up and how they would probably come for us as well, and I think we did fantastic". Liverpool got precisely what they paid for: the best.
"I had a lot of duels, not just with the one player, and it was very hard because I was alone sometimes, and I didn't have help also and I couldn't do some things".
"To score that [first] goal is obviously a big blow for them because they have to score two and for us we were then unlucky to concede the equaliser, but the second half was outstanding". The same applies to Messi, who has not been eliminated from the competition by an English team since Chelsea beat Barcelona in the semifinals en route to their win in 2012. "But we have shown over the last few years what we can do and hopefully we can keep putting in performances and kick on". "Ah, yes", said Milner, well aware of the City manager's wish.