Barcelona vs Liverpool: Three key battles that will decide Champions League semi-final clash


Barcelona vs Liverpool: Three key battles that will decide Champions League semi-final clash

Liverpool’s trip to Barcelona is a titanic clash between two of the world’s most in-form clubs.

Barcelona have already wrapped up the LaLiga title and a treble is still very much in sights for the Catalan club.

Liverpool face the daunting task of stopping Messi and Coutinho

While Liverpool are still on the hunt for the double with the Premier League title still within reach, although increasingly unlikely.

Both sides are littered with incredible talent, with the Blaugrana boasting the world’s best player Lionel Messi and Liverpool one of the world’s best defenders in Virgil van Dijk.

It is a mouthwatering tie for the neutral, but what are the key battles that could decide the outcome?

Ahead of the match – which you can listen to live on talkSPORT, we have identified three clashes that could determine where the tie is won and lost.