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13:10  18 april  2019
13:10  18 april  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Virgil van Dijk has revealed that Liverpool will defend 'together' as a unit against Lionel Messi when they do battle with Barcelona for a place in The Reds face Barca for the first leg of a mouthwatering semi-final later this month and come up against Messi who is arguably in the form of his life.

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Facing Messi will be hard, says Van Dijk © Getty Images Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he is daunted by the prospect of facing Lionel Messi in the Champions League semi-finals.

Van Dijk scored as Liverpool sealed their place in the last four with a 4-1 win over Porto on Wednesday, giving the Reds a 6-1 aggregate victory.

Next up is Catalan giants Barcelona and their mercurial superstar Messi – who helped eliminate Manchester United on Tuesday with two goals.

And facing the Argentina international is something Van Dijk knows will not be easy.

"It's going to be a great match-up for all of us," Van Dijk told Viasport Fotball.

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The Argentine was unable to start in Wednesday's Copa Clasico, but his coach believes he has a chance of making the cut this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp says he'll need "a few nights" to work out how to stop Lionel Messi when Liverpool come face -to- face with him in the Champions League semi-finals. Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk scored as the Reds reached the last four of European football's premier

"It's about doing it all together, it's never 1vs1, 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 [Messi] is the best player in the world but we'll see."

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Alisson will inherit the number one shirt from the start of the 2019-20 season, the club confirmed as they launched their new kit.

The Brazilian has been wearing 13 since his arrival from Roma and has been a key player in their title challenge, with 18 clean sheets.

Van Dijk not surprised by Liverpool's success this season.
Virgil van Dijk has revealed he is not surprised by Liverpool’s successful season given what the Reds have at their disposal both on and off the pitch. Jurgen Klopp’s side are involved in one of the most enthralling Premier League title races in recent season’s and face Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi final on Wednesday, as the Reds look to mount a push for the double. And, speaking to the club’s official website, van Dijk says he isn’t surprised by Liverpool’s ability to compete at such a high level in both competitions.

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