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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has hailed his conterpart Jurgen Klopp ahead of tonight’s clash at Camp Nou. Liverpool take on Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie tonight.

Liverpool vs Barcelona is a true clash of the titans in every aspect. Both teams have won 5 Champions League titles each and have had a good run so far.

Liverpool had a shaky group stage but they have performed really well during the knockout stages so far. They have managed to outplay Bayern Munich and Porto. However, the Reds face their toughest challenge of the competition in the semi-finals.

Barcelona have been terrific this season and Lionel Messi’s performances has made him the heaviest favorite to win the next Ballon d’Or.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated clash, Ernesto Valverde hailed Jurgen Klopp. Valverde said, ”

I don’t think there are any lovers of football who don’t appreciate what Jürgen Klopp has done – not only with Liverpool, but also Borussia Dortmund.

His players leave their souls on the pitch and Liverpool have several players up front who are incredibly speedy, which is something that could hurt Barca. Being where they are in the Premier League with just two games to go is incredible – especially as Pep Guardiola is coaching Manchester City. Klopp is a world-class manager.”

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