Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is widely regarded by many as the best player in world football and Liverpool defender Andy Robertson is in agreement as he prepares to face the Argentine superstar.
Robertson will come in close contact with Messi in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal tie between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.
In an interview with UEFA, Robertson explained how Liverpool plan to deal with the threat of Messi.
According to him, Liverpool have to defend in packs against Messi to have any chance of stopping the Barcelona Skipper.
Lionel Messi has scored 24 goals in 32 meetings against English opposition ahead of the game with Liverpool tommorow and he’s also the leading goalscorer in the Champions League with ten goals.
Robertson went on to warn his Liverpool teammates that Messi is the only Barcelona attacker they have to deal and that the Reds also have to deal with other Barcelona stars like Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho who were both formerly on the books of Liverpool.
Luis Suarez was a Liverpool player until the summer of 2014 when he left the club for Barcelona in a £75m deal.
Coutinho was recently at Liverpool until January 2018 when he signed for Barcelona for an initial fee of £116m.