Barcelona icon Xavi believes Jordi Alba will need to use all of his experience to thwart ‘dangerous’ Liverpool forward Sadio Mane in the side’s Champions League semi-final.
Mane has scored a career-best 24 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season, just one fewer than Mohamed Salah, and is in red-hot form ahead of the first leg at the Nou Camp.
The Senegal international was rewarded with a place in the PFA Team of the Year last week and Barcelona will no doubt be aware of the threat he poses to their hopes of securing a sixth European title.
Former Barca midfielder Xavi believes Mane has been playing ‘at the same level’ as Salah this term and knows Alba will have to be at his best to stop the ex-Southampton man on Wednesday evening. Read more