Ernesto Valverde confirms Barcelona squad for Liverpool tie

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has recalled his big guns for their Champions League semi final second leg at Anfield next week.

La Blaugrana lead 3-0 from the first leg at Camp Nou, however the former Athletic Bilbao boss has been firm in his commitment to maintain their focus after defeat in last season's last four against Roma – despite a three goal first leg lead.

He rested his entire first eleven for their trip to Celta Vigo this weekend – following the same pattern as he did for the game against Huesca – in between their last 16 games against Manchester United. 

Forward Ousmane Dembele has already been ruled out with a hamstring injury, and Brazilian international Rafinha has been included despite carrying a minor injury.

BARCELONA SQUAD V LIVERPOOL

GOALKEEPERS: Marc Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Inaki Pena

DEFENDERS: Nelson Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jeison Murillo, Jodi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen, Moussa Wague

MIDFIELDERS: Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, Artuto Vidal, Carles Alena

FORWARDS: Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Malcom, Kevin-Prince Boateng

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