Ernesto Valverde wanted to keep Barcelona’s feet on the ground after their 3-0 win over Liverpool so he hit his players where it hurt.
“Liverpool are a team that can make any opponent suffer,” he said in the press conference after the match.
“And of course last year we had a three-goal advantage in the quarter-finals. And we were knocked out.”
Valverde knows that loss to Roma still rankles with his players, barely a week passing without one of them referencing the game that defined their season last year and could yet shape this one too. Read more