CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Van Dijk Reveals Plan To Stop Messi In Semi-Final

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, has said that they would need to defend together as a unit against Lionel Messi, when they do battle with Barcelona for a place in the Champions League final.

The Reds were able to secure their spot in the final four with a 6-1 aggregate victory over Porto on Wednesday night, after Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Van Dijk all found the back on the net.

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Messi gave a mesmeric performance on Tuesday evening, inspiring Barcelona to a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United, with a first-half brace at the Nou Camp.

Asked how he plans to stop Messi following Liverpool’s defeat of Porto, Van Dijk told Viasport Fotball: “I don’t know, we’ll see. It’s going to be a great match-up for all of us.
“Obviously we’re very happy to be in the semi-final again and that’s the only thing I can say. It’s about doing it all together, it’s never 1 vs 1, it’s never just me against a particular striker.”
“It’s always us against everyone and I think that’s the only way we can defend well. And it’s going to be very hard and I think he’s the best player in the world but we’ll see.”


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