Lionel Messi’s speech to Barcelona team-mates revealed before Liverpool collapse

Messi evoked the memory of the collapse to Roma in 2018 (Picture: Matchday: Inside Barcelona FC)

Lionel Messi told his Barcelona team-mates they must not repeat the mistakes of their famous collapse to Roma before his side’s clash with Liverpool at Anfield last May.

Liverpool were trailing the Champions League semi-final tie by three goals after the first leg in Spain and Barcelona were firm favourites to progress.

Messi had played a starring role in the first game and tried to rally his team-mates in the dressing room before the second leg at Anfield.

A new documentary, Matchday: Inside Barcelona FC, has revealed what went on behind-the-scenes at the club last season.

Barcelona surrendered a three-goal lead to Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool would pull off a remarkable recovery at Anfield, winning 4-0, and Messi’s speech to his fellow Barcelona stars has now been released.

‘Come on people. We are going to take a step forward,’ Messi said to his team-mates. ‘We can’t waste this opportunity, OK?

‘Give everything, now that we are here. We have to start strong. Remember, Rome was our fault. Nobody else’s.

‘We mustn’t let the same thing happen. It was our fault and nobody else’s.’

Before the collapse against Liverpool, Barcelona had suffered a similar fate against Roma in Italy the previous campaign.

Further footage showed the stunned silence of Barcelona players at full-time and even revealed Jordi Alba was almost in tears at half-time in the dressing room.

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