4thestatereporters.com |LIVERPOOL HITS BIG BLOW TO BARCELONA FC
LIVERPOOL’S VICTORY OVER FC BARCELONA WITHOUT SALAH AND FIRMIMO :
- Njoku Macdonald Obinna
Owerri , Imo State
The game started BOOM , and finally ended LOOM with many tears running down the cheeks of the technical crew , supporters and players of Barcelona FC who were sensationally dumped out of the Champions league yesterday by Liverpool FC ; with the Catalan giants losing 4- 0 on the night and 4- 3 on aggregate .
Indeed , it was a nightmare dark hours for Ernest Valverde and his side , with braces from Divock Origi (-nal ) and Gini Wijnaldum seeing the Reds throughout to a second consecutive European final .
Unfortunately , Barcelona expensive star player Coutinho toiled throughout both games at Anfield and the Nou Camp , yet , failing to live up to the expectations of the coach and millions of fans around the world .
A morale booster for Manchester United and Chelsea FC ahead of the summer window , with the 26 year old on the radars of both clubs .
We should recall that when Barcelona went in for Coutinho in the summer of 2017 , Liverpool managed to fend them . The Samba star was a key player for Jurgen Klopp, and at the time , was starring alongside Mohamed Salah , Robert Firmino and Sadio Mane in the attack – mild filed .
However , some football analysts and fans of Liverpool had given some credit to Mohamed Salah for his inspirational leadership and spirit of team work .
Salah , who was in the stands for the Champions League semi -final having suffered concussion during the 3- 2 win over Newcastle on Saturday .
Nonetheless , the Egyptian sent a message to his Liverpool team -mates with his T-Shirt for the occasion .
” NEVER GIVE UP ” . A powerful and motivational message to his playmates , who got off to the perfect start . Many thanks to Divock Origi ‘s early goal .
Ironically , while Barcelona fans were banking on their two wonder boys and play makers ; the duo of Lionel messi and Luis Suarez who were on the score sheet at the Nou Camp . Liverpool came away almost empty handed as both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out of the clash on Tuesday .
The implication of Liverpool FC ‘s victory without the both is that , Salah and Firmino should be able to stay on top of their games by working so assiduously to keep their places in the club , else , ‘ Divock Original’ and Gini Wijnaldum may take their play time as Liverpool FC performed marvelously well without the two older , but powerful players .
TAKE HOME :
You can only maintain your place of leadership when you keep being on top of your game .
√ BET 9JA Players , never give up
- Njoku Macdonald Obinna
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