Arsene Wenger expected Barcelona defeat at Anfield known as ‘Europe most heated Stadium’

Arsene Wenger expected Barcelona defeat at Anfield known as ‘Europe most heated Stadium’

- Arsene Wenger claimed Anfield was the 'most heated stadium in Europe' as he predicted Barcelona's struggle

- Ex-Arsenal boss made this statement ahead of the first leg of their UCL semi-final clash at Camp

- Barca won the first leg 3-0 at Camp Nou, but in the reverse tie Gini Wijnaldum and Divock Origi netted a brace each to hand Liverpool the UCL final spot

Arsene Wenger surprising predicted before Barcelona exit that the La Liga champions were going to struggle at Anfield which is regarded as the “most heated stadium in Europe.”

According to UK Sun report, the ex-Arsenal boss made this declaration ahead of the first leg of their UCL semi-final clash at Camp Nou.

The home-side claimed a 3-0 win courtesy of Lionel Messi’s top-of-the-table performance on the night.

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And despite injuries to the pair of Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah, Liverpool refused to give up,

with Gini Wijnaldum and Divock Origi netting a brace each as the Reds produced a record-breaking comeback to claim a 4-0 in the reverse tie at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Reds will now square up against Tottenham or Ajax in the final match on June 1 at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano.

“Liverpool is strong where Barcelona is weak, for me. Because if you don’t score goals against Barcelona you’re guilty.

“But Barcelona can score as well. That’s what we have to see tonight.

“Liverpool has another asset that comes out, because let’s not forget that Liverpool did not win the Championship for 30 years, but in Europe they do well. Why? Anfield.

“A home game. This is the most heated stadium in Europe. In the return leg, it’s the only place you don’t want to go is to Anfield.

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“Because the atmosphere and everything is special there. So I am keen to see what they do tonight,” Wenger was quoted as saying to beIN Sports after witnessing Reds boss Jurgen Klopp claim important wins at the ground.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum netted a brace each as Liverpool thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the reverse tie of their UCL semi-final clash on Tuesday night, May 7, at Anfield to book a place in the final on 4-3 aggregate.

The encounter saw Liverpool without the duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, as Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri made the starting XI.

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