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Ex-Liverpool defender backs Messi to rediscover form

Javier Mascherano is confident that his countryman will be finding the back of the net soon.

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano believes that Lionel Messi will find his form again, despite the world player of the year going four matches without a goal.

The record-breaking attacker failed to find the net as the Spanish giants beat Espanyol 1-0 on Friday night in the Catalan derby.

But the former Liverpool centre-back has claimed that his countryman will be back to his best soon.

“This Friday Messi perhaps didn’t have his best night,” he told the club’s official website.

“But we can’t pretend that [it’s possible] for him to be at his peak everyday. He is a vital player for us.”

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