Opinion: Liverpool FC should be proud despite their loss

Despite losing their first Champions League leg against FC Barcelona, Liverpool must remain proud of the season they’ve played so far.

Even though we know that Liverpool FC still has many haters around Britain, the Reds can’t feel anything but pride for what they’ve achieved this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side has transformed into one of the most competitive sides in European football thanks to the team management that is coming from the very top.

Fenway Sports Group is the main responsible for how competitive this club has become over the last five years and they need to maintain this same model.

If they finished the season without any silverware when everything comes to a close, sacking Jurgen Klopp for not getting any results would be the single greatest mistake that the board could make.

In fact, we believe that the Reds should continue their growth towards the very top and they should double down in the same objectives.

The major challenge here will be next season when Jurgen Klopp has to motivate the players he already has, and also integrate the players who will come to the club during the transfer window.

We know that the Reds are still technically alive in the competition, but getting eliminated is a greater possibility after last night’s result.

Haters gonna hate Liverpool.

There is a massive sense of relief within the English supporters who have hated Liverpool throughout history, many loved how Barcelona dominated them at Camp Nou.

The most curious image of this match, to say the least, was Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker celebrating Lionel Messi’s second goal.

Both former players justified themselves by saying they felt blessed for witnessing the best player in the world at work, but we all know better than that.

Lineker has a past as an FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur player, he had many reasons to celebrate those goals against Liverpool.

Rio Ferdinand’s case is way more straight forward, he is a devoted former Manchester United player and supporter.

We all know what the rivalry between Liverpool and the Red Devils has been throughout history.

But even during these difficult times of hatred against them, Liverpool players should hold their head up high because they have done something amazing this season.

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Getting over 90 points in the Premier League and reaching the Champions League semifinals has all the merit in the world.

Virgil van Dijk is the best representation of this fighting spirit.

Van Dijk’s biggest lesson against Barcelona.

Even though he wasn’t able to win the match against the Catalan club, defender Virgil van Dijk surely learned a massive lesson last night at Camp Nou.

He is still one of the best defenders in the world despite his result, this loss doesn’t overshadow everything he’s accomplished this season.

There was a funny moment that the Liverpool player lived during the game against Barcelona, it happened as he was covering Lionel Messi on the right wing.

As the Argentine moved towards him with his feet on the ball, Virgil yelled to his teammates asking for help to cover him.

But this is not a reason to feel ashamed, Virgil spoke to Goal after the match.

“We’re not going to think about that,” he said via Goal after the loss to Barca.

“We’re having a good season and we will try to win something and, if not, we keep working.”

“We can be proud of ourselves, we’re playing against one of the best teams in the world and obviously in the league we’re playing also against one of the best teams in the world.”

“We’re in both races and I think many, many teams would love to be in our position.”

“Anything is possible in football. We definitely believe. That’s how we are,” he added.

“We will never give up and we showed today that we can definitely create big chances against them, the only thing is we have to try and score them.”

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