Liverpool beat Barcelona at Anfield to qualify for this season’s Champions League final. The reds now have a date with Tottenham in Madrid but the fallout of their 4-0 win is hovering over Barcelona like dark clouds.
Jurgen Klopp’s men beat Barcelona 4-0 to qualify for the efinal. Shutting Barcelona out for 90 minutes without allowing them to score even a single goal, resulted in humiliation for the Spanish team.
The headlines of most Spanish newspapers said the same thing:
Since that loss, the official handle of Barcelona has been active on the internet, even congratulating Liverpool. However, the personal handles of the Barca players are observing a blackout. There has not been one player who has posted an encouragement or consolation on social media.
Reports from various publication go one further and claim their is a disharmony in the squad, a distrust for each other never before seen.
Spanish publication Sport has come out with stories that there are various issues rotting the dressing room after the Liverpool loss, which acted like an instigator of unrest at the Nou Camp.
Specifically the future of three Barcelona players has been brought into question and you get cookies for guessing one of them is Phillipe Coutinho.
Here’s Toni Juanmarti of Sport speaking on the matter:
“Ter Stegen, Pique, Alba and Messi have been in fine form this season but they’ll be watching the Champions League final at home again. That once strong bond of pure confidence has been weakened.”
via Sport English
It seems Liverpool’s victory in the semi-final will have lasting repurcussions in Catalonia. We on the other hand will be European Champions.