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Barca’s clash is what the Champions League is all about- Gomez

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Joe Gomez is bracing up for the Barcelona clash after stating it’s normal to face tougher oppositions at this stage of the Champions League.

Liverpool secured a semi-final spot for the second consecutive season running under Klopp after dispatching FC Porto  6-1 on aggregate in a last-eight tie.

Victory over La Liga leaders FC Barcelona in the next round will see them book a date in the finals set to take place at the Wanda Metropolitano.


However, Gomez stressed nobody in the Liverpool dressing room is getting ahead of themselves after dismissing the Portuguese giants.

“We haven’t really thought about it [the Barcelona tie] until now,” the England international told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Obviously we knew it was set in stone who we’d get. We knew we had to see out this game and [not] underestimate them [Porto].

“It’ll be a difficult game. They’re one of the best in the world clearly and they’ve probably got the best player in the world and many others around him.

“So it’s going to be a difficult game, but that’s what the Champions League is about. You don’t get this far to have easy games and we know you have to earn your place in the next round.”

Gomez who has been sidelined for a lengthy period played a cameo role in Liverpool’s win after coming in for Alexander-Arnold.

The Reds will return to Premier League action on Sunday when they face relegation-threatened Cardiff.