Champions League: 4 reasons why Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will be optimistic for the second leg against Barcelona
- Despite Barcelona's majestic display at Camp Nou, there may still be reasons for Jurgen Klopp's side to be optimistic.
Liverpool and Barcelona are two giants of European football who have an awe-inspiring history when it comes to the biggest club competition in Europe. The prospect of watching this Liverpool side go up against Lionel Messi's Barcelona did make many football enthusiasts drool simply because of the attacking prowess of both these sides.
Unfortunately for the Kops, things didn't turn out as per the plan, as they were humbled by Lionel Messi and company at Camp Nou. While both sides were evenly impressive on paper, things turned out to be one-sided when the scoreline is referred to.
Liverpool does possess one of the brightest and most talented squads in Europe, and if their performances under Jurgen Klopp is put into perspective, then it might not be long for the Reds to reach the pinnacle of football once more.
A 3-0 win is pretty huge for La Blaugrana and many might say they have one foot in the final, but ardent Liverpool fans won't be too keen about that and neither will Jurgen Klopp. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has brought the swagger back to the Merseyside club and his charisma has been key to Liverpool's resurgence.
While overcoming a 3 goal deficit is a tough task, considering the spirit of Klopp and the potential of his side, this task is not at all impossible. Here we list 4 reasons why Liverpool may overcome Barcelona's advantage in the 2nd leg at Anfield.
#4 The Reds are lethal at home
Liverpool has been utterly sensational at home this season! Jurgen Klopp's side is a force to reckon at home and some of the big names of England as well as Europe will agree on this. Manchester United, PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, etc, the list of top teams to have tasted defeat at the hands of Liverpool at home goes on and on.
Liverpool is yet to lose a European game at home, and their home record in the Premier League has been the reason why the Kops find themselves competing for the Premier League as well as the Champions League.
Ernesto Valverde will no doubt be wary of Liverpool's record at home, and despite holding a firm 3-goal advantage, he won't be taking any risks against The Reds, simply because Jurgen Klopp's men are extremely potent at home.