Liverpool’s Riise looking forward to Barcelona showdown

Riise said: “I was pleased when they came out of the hat. It will be a great game to be involved in and a great game to watch. It’s the last two winners of the Champions League meeting each other.

“Obviously they won it last year and they’re probably the best team in the world, so it’s going to be very difficult. But this is why we all play football, to play in these games and against these players.

“I feel, and I think the whole team feels, that we’ve got a chance. We know it’s hard, but so do they. They know how good we are at home in the same way they are hard to play against at home. We’ve just got to give the best we’ve got.

“We’ve got to keep playing how we have been and if we do that, anything can happen. All of us are excited by the fact we’re playing Barcelona.”