Ernesto Valverde ‘on edge of abyss’ at Barcelona

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is 'on edge of abyss' following their Champions League humiliation at Liverpool, report Marca.

The report cites how the Blaugrana were considering the Coach’s future following last season’s disastrous quarter-final exit of the competition at the hands of Roma.

That time, the Catalan giants blew a 4-1 first leg advantage to be eliminated 4-4 but the nature of their elimination to Liverpool this season now appears to be even more severe.

Leading 3-0 from the first leg, Valverde’s side were facing an injury-hit Liverpool side without star forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

The report continues that the nature of the fourth goal – a corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold passed into an unmarked Divock Origi to easily finish – was particularly painful.

Valverde has come under criticism for his conservative team selection and for his use of Philippe Coutinho, who was one of a number of players to underwhelm massively on the night.

Despite renewing his contract at the Camp Nou a few months ago, Marca say this agreement is ‘not unbreakable’ and Valverde’s future at the club is now extremely precarious.

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