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‘Liverpool are the best counter-attacking team in Europe’, says former Reds star John Barnes

'Liverpool are the best counter-attacking team in Europe', says former Reds star John Barnes

Mohamed Salah scored his 30th objective of the season in Liverpool’s 5-Zero win over Porto

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Liverpool are the best counter-attacking team in Europe and have an excellent probability of profitable the Champions League this season, in keeping with Kop hero John Barnes.

Jurgen Klopp’s Redmen all-but booked their place in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night time with a sensational 5-0 away victory over Porto.

Their deadly front-three ran riot in Portugal, as Sadio Mane scored his first Liverpool hat-trick, Mohamed Salah plundered his 30th objective of the season and Roberto Firmino joined in the enjoyable by additionally netting in the large win.

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Despite their breath-taking show, there are doubts the Reds can go all the manner resulting from their shaky defence.

And whereas Barnes insists he isn’t getting carried away, he believes their lightning counter-attacking fashion means they are going to be a menace to any of the European elite.

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the ex-Liverpool star mentioned: “Obviously they might win it, however whenever you come into the latter levels and you’ve got groups like Man City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and PSG, we will’t get carried away.

“But I truly fancy them taking part in in opposition to groups like that, who play an open and attacking sport, which might permit them to counter-attack.

“Liverpool are the best counter-attacking team in the nation, and possibly in Europe.

“Man City pass the ball through you, but in terms of sheer pace, aggression and counter-attacking, Liverpool are the best in Europe at that.”

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