Luis Suárez And Philippe Coutinho Warn Barcelona of Threat Posed by Former Club Liverpool

​Former Liverpool stars Luis Suárez and Philippe Coutinho have warned their Barcelona team-mates of the threat posed by the Reds ahead of their Champions League semi-final tie.


Suarez left Liverpool to join Barcelona in 2014 whilst Coutinho departed Merseyside to join La Blaugrana in January 2018.

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​Suárez spoke glowingly of his former club and insisted that there will be little to separate the two sides.

"​Liverpool can bring the ball out from the back. They have very good players in the midfield who can get the ball to the forwards. They maybe have a similar shape to us. I don't think that there will be too much of a difference in style, but we are both strong sides," he told ​Barcelona's official website.


Coutinho. meanwhile, added that ​Barcelona would have to prepare themselves adequately to play at Anfield in the second leg, a place where the Reds have been unbeaten all season.


"Liverpool are a side with a strong mentality, above all at home. They are a great side in attack and defence, so we will have to be alert."

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"They aren't only about a strong attack. They have a great side and Anfield has a magnificent atmosphere," he added.


Barcelona wrapped up the ​La Liga title on the weekend, with ​Lionel Messi coming off the bench ​to score the winner against Levante at the Camp Nou. Liverpool, on the other hand, are still in contention for the ​Premier League title, sitting one point behind ​Manchester City with two games remaining.


The first leg of the ​Champions League semi-final between the sides takes place ​on Wednesday at Camp Nou.


Source : 90min