Xabi Alonso explains why Liverpool can overcome Barcelona

Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Spain vs France on June 23, 2012 at the Donbass Arena in...

Ex Liverpool maestro is tipping his old side to succeed.

Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Spain vs France on June 23, 2012 at the Donbass Arena in...

Liverpool face a tough task to overcome Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

Former star Xabi Alonso has told the club's website he is confident the Reds can win.

 

Barcelona boast the world's best player in Lionel Messi and have a fearsome attack even beyond the Argentine.

Liverpool's is formidable too with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino one of the most dangerous attacks in Europe.

Alonso believes the experience Liverpool had last season in the semi-final against Roma will give them an edge.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

He said, when asked if Liverpool could win the tie: "Yes, they can, because they reached the final last year so now they know how it feels to be there. But we will see.

"It’s going to be a great, great semi-final to watch and [I’m] really looking forward to it."

It has been a while since Barcelona got to the final of the competition, knocked out last season at the quarter-finals by Roma.

This time around they beat Manchester United easily to reach the last four.

While they don't lack experience, with players like Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets winning the competition numerous times, Liverpool's is more recent at this stage, and that means they will hold no fear of the occasion.

Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at Camp Nou on September 12, 2017 in...

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