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Van Dijk talks about how LFC plan to stop Messi

With the boys having set up a mouth watering semi-final with Barcelona during the first week of May, there'll be a lot of talk about it but it's likely that Reds have a plan already for how to manage Messi.

The Barca star and clubs all-time player, goal-scorer, trophy winner, etc. was on form for the Catalan's once again in mid-week, scoring a couple against Man Utd and putting on another one of his masterclasses.

But Liverpool will have a plan to deal with the greatest player football has ever seen. He just won't go into any details yet.

Speaking to following the match last night, he said: "How are we going to do it? I don’t know, we’ll see.

"It’s going to be a great match-up for all of us. It’s about doing it all together, it’s never one-v-one, it’s never just me against a particular striker.

"It’s always us against everyone and I think that’s the only way we can defend well.

"It’s going to be very hard [to stop Messi]. I think he’s the best player in the world but we’ll see. We're very happy to be in the semi-final again."

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