Former Bundesliga star tells Liverpool only way to defeat Barcelona, makes surprising Champions League final prediction

Australian goalkeeper, Mitchell Langerak, has revealed that the only way in which Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool would be able to get past the might of Lionel Messi and Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final is to catch the La Liga champions on their bad day.

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Langerak, who featured for German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund between 2010 and 2015, went on to suggest that the Champions League final would be contested by the two Premier League clubs left in the competition.

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“It’s difficult, I think my guess is like anybody else’s guess, but I think Liverpool has a very good chance, as they are in good form at the moment, but they need to catch Barcelona on their bad day,” Langerak said. “For anybody to beat Barcelona you need to catch them on their bad day.”

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He added: “And Tottenham–Ajax, it’s also very difficult. Ajax is a fantastic young team, they are doing very well, scored most goals in Europe so far this season. So I think it’s difficult, but Tottenham also have good quality players. So, I’m guessing, maybe Tottenham and Liverpool.”

Currently playing for J-League side, Nagoya Grampus in Japan, Langerak told Goal about the qualities of each semi-finalists’ goalkeepers, describing Barca’s Ter Stegen as crazy and saying Liverpool’s Alisson is unbelievable.

“Ter Stegen is crazy the way he can make some saves. He plays fantastic with his feet, and when he plays at Barcelona this is how they need to play,” he said. “Alisson also, at Liverpool, is somebody who makes unbelievable saves and is very strong for the team… he’s been unbelievable.”

He also spoke about the goalkeepers of Tottenham and Ajax, saying: “For me I also like Hugo Lloris, he is a fantastic goalkeeper who makes amazing saves and he is somebody who I like to watch a lot,” Langerak said. “And he has had a fantastic career, he is an amazing goalkeeper.”

Langerak added: “[Onana] also fantastic, he fits in very well into the way [Ajax] play. So four very good goalkeepers, and it’ll be very exciting to see who comes out at the top at the end.”

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