– Joel Matip says Messi was depressed following Barcelona shocking loss to Liverpool
– The Reds upturned a 3-0 first leg loss to win 4-3 on aggregate
– Matip says that was a moment he won’t forget in a long time
Following Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 aggregate win that saw Barcelona crash out from last season’s UEFA Champions League semi-final, Matip says he saw a depressed Messi.
Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum netted a brace each on a night Liverpool fans would never forget as they beat favourites Barca en-route to winning the title.
According to Matip, that was one memorable moment he would not forget so soon as the Reds won their sixth European title.
The defender said moments after the game, he was invited to take a drug test and when he got to the point, he found Messi who was also forced to take the test, was highly depressed.
Recall that Barcelona took an unassailable 3-0 first leg win at the Camp Nou and looked good to proceeding to the finals, but Liverpoool had other plans and won 4-0 to progress 4-3 on aggregate.
“I didn’t care about anything, singing with the fans made me float,” he said. “And when I came into the small room, there was a pretty depressed guy- Lionel Messi.
“You know each other but only from the pitch, you don’t sit around with it every day in a small room like at a coffee party.
“After the game, we lined up arm in arm in front of the Kop together with the fans.
“We sung You’ll Never Walk Alone. That was one of the most beautiful moments in my career, maybe on the same level as my debut for Schalke.”
Liverpool, despite looking good to winning Premier League this season, the Jurgen Klopp’s side performed poorly in the Champions League this season and they are out.