John Toshack, the Liverpool legend has agreed on the fact that it is going to be silly to just bet against Barca as they prepare to face the semi-finals of Champions League since he believes that the Blaugrana can beat anyone when Lionel Messi is in the team.
The Reds are going to arrive in Catalonia planning on extending their unbeaten streak of 19 in the first leg of the draw which Toshack said can depend on the performance of Lionel Messi, the 5 time Ballon d’Or winner.
Irrespective of the excellent form of Liverpool, their former striker has denied backing the team of Jurgen Klopp to keep on with their quest to reach the 2nd consecutive finals of Champions League.
Toshack has said that it is quite difficult to bet against Messi. When Messi plays in the team it would be foolishness to bet against Barcelona. Everyone knows that he can beat anyone. He goes on to say that Messi is just something else. According to him, he is one of the best, even though the best of all times is going to be John Charles for him but that is personal.
Toshack comments that when he sees Messi, the first thing that comes to his find that he doesn’t need training. A coach is generally very nervous during the time of a match but with Messi it is different. He offers the coach with an incredible amount of confidence.