Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcome of the Champions League semi-final clash between the Reds and Barcelona.
Owen, a former Newcastle United player, said Barcelona will struggle to cope with Liverpool’s pace and power.
The ex-England international thinks that Jurgen Klopp’s men can come away from the Nou Camp with a draw.
While Barcelona beat Manchester United 4-0 on aggregate in the quarter-final Jurgen Klopp’s beat Porto 6-1 on aggregate with goals from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah.
Owen told Daily Star that the front three of Liverpool can cause Barcelona some real problems in the Nou Camp.
He said, “Barcelona retained their La Liga title when they beat Levante at the Camp Nou on Saturday, but I feel they will struggle to cope with the pace and power of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah midweek.
“I expect the Reds to get a draw from another entertaining tie.
“Barca are unbeaten in 31 home Champions League games but the Reds have never lost at the Camp Nou in four previous visits (W2 D2) and I expect Jurgen Klopp’s side to maintain that sequence on Wednesday.
“Lionel Messi has scored 24 goals in 32 Champions League games against Premier League opposition, but he has failed to score in his two previous games against Liverpool.
“Messi showed against Manchester United in the quarter-final 2nd leg that he remains at the very top of his game.
“How Liverpool cope with the little magician might be the key to the tie.”