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Milner: Liverpool can beat Barcelona in UCL semi-final

James Milner believes Liverpool can beat Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

Liverpool sealed their progress to the last four with a 6-1 aggregate success over Porto, and will next face Barcelona for a place in the final.

Jurgen Klopp’s side finished as runners-up in last years competition, and Milner is confident the Merseyside club can beat the Spanish champions and reach back-to-back finals.

“We can beat Barca but we know it will very tough,” Milner told reporters after the game on Wednesday night.

“I’ve been there a couple of times in the knockout stages with City and not got the right result, so hopefully it is third time lucky for me.

“They are a strong team and it is a tough place to go but I don’t think they will have played too many teams with the style we play either. It will be difficult.

“They are a team full of great individual talent and a great side too. The Camp Nou is a fantastic stadium and a fantastic place to play with a great atmosphere. It will be very tough and we will have to be at our best but tough for them too.

“Over the last couple of seasons, with the teams we have beaten in the Champions League, we should go there with confidence no matter how tough it is going to be.

“I’m sure you can see in this year’s run and in games when things haven’t been going well that we have got the experience. We have been there before and know how to get results.”

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