Liverpool’s Arbeloa: I know Ronaldinho’s weaknesses

The Spaniard told LFC Magazine: “I was happy with most of my performances for Depor this season but that one against Barcelona stands out because I was up against Ronaldinho directly, and he is one of the best players in the world.

“We drew 1-1 and I did well but I was helped by the rest of my teammates. They helped me double up on him when I needed assistance and we fought well all over the pitch so they didn’t get a lot of time on the ball.

“You are nothing in football as an individual; you need the team to get good results.”

He added: “It is true that they are not playing at their best this season and they have been dropping points to teams that people expect them to beat. We should be confident going into those games because we are not inferior to them.

“There will be areas we can exploit over there and the fact that the home leg is second also gives us a small advantage.

“It means that Barca will have to take the game to Liverpool and from what I have seen of this team they like to play the game this way.”