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Lovren "indignant and hungry" earlier than Liverpool's return match in opposition to Barcelona

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren stresses that his UEFA Champions League semi-final in opposition to Barcelona has made him "livid and hungry".

Jurgen Klopp's crew faces a troublesome job to shut the Three-Zero deficit regardless of an excellent efficiency in final week's sport at Nou Camp.

The Reds are unlikely to go to the second leg, regardless of all of the proof of exceptional restoration and resilience this season. Saturday's Three-2 win over Newcastle retains him alive.

"It makes me angrier. Indignant and hungry to indicate them that we’re in a position to do one thing particular to Anfield, "mentioned the Croatian central defender on the Sports activities Press Affiliation.

Midway to the tie.

A giant comeback wanted at Anfield. 👊

– Liverpool FC (@LFC) Could 1, 2019

"Now we have huge gamers and massive gamers ought to play within the huge video games and I believe it's a kind of video games on Tuesday so I'm ready at one of many larger ones matches at Anfield.

"That's why we’re in Liverpool. That's why we’re a novel membership. When folks inform us, "They're carried out already. They won’t cross. We at all times present the balls to supply the largest returns.

"That doesn’t appear to be the case in the mean time, as a result of they’re Three-Zero, however soccer is unpredictable, particularly within the Champions League at Anfield."

Lovren performed a key function in one of many largest latest European returns, the quarter-final of the Europa League dwelling of Klopp's former membership Borussia Dortmund in 2016.

Having drawn 1-1 in Germany, Liverpool ended up Four-2 with 25 minutes to play and apparently withdrawing from the competitors.

Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren scored in Liverpool's win over DortmundMamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren scored in Liverpool's win over Dortmund (Peter Byrne / PA)

Nonetheless, Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho gave them an opportunity, though they nonetheless misplaced on away objectives, and Lovren scored with a header in entrance of the Kop a minute after the damage time.

The defender identified that it was troublesome to make comparisons with this state of affairs as a result of in April 2016, they returned to Anfield with the identical stage and a purpose on the skin to their credit score, however he believes their inspiration .

"Look, I don’t assume you possibly can evaluate these video games. It's a distinct consequence from the primary video games, "he added.

"If I may evaluate, I would evaluate it to the Man Metropolis match the place we received Three-Zero (within the Champions League quarterfinal final 12 months) and the place they needed to attain early (in return match) and so they scored.

"An important factor is to attain early and if we are able to do it, something is feasible.

Roberto Firmino will miss Tuesday's match in opposition to Barcelona.

An replace of the boss's damage. 👇

– Liverpool FC (@LFC) Could Four, 2019

"In fact, we’ll by no means settle for that we’ve already misplaced. That is solely a sport.

"Will probably be a reasonably powerful problem after Three-Zero, however I keep in mind we did it a few occasions and Liverpool is fairly well-known for its huge returns," he added.

"I hope we are able to do it once more however we want numerous help from the followers. That is, I believe, the important.

"You need to be affected person to be trustworthy, to not hurry. It is crucial that we are able to rating within the first 10 minutes and that there will likely be numerous strain on them, however something is feasible at Anfield. "

They may, nonetheless, need to carry out the inconceivable with out two of their dreaded entrance strains.

Roberto Firmino has already been dominated out due to a muscle drawback and Mohamed Salah is unsure after a head damage in Newcastle – probably taking 46 objectives from his facet.

"I hope that Mo will likely be superb now after the very fact as a result of it doesn’t look good," Lovren mentioned.

"Now we have already proven many occasions that we are able to play with out Mo and another gamers. However a very powerful factor is the group. "

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