Messi targeting Liverpool clash

Messi was named World Soccer’s Young Player of the Year this week.

The Argentina international has been out with a broken metatarsal since November.

Messi told “My objective is to be physically recuperated in order to play against Liverpool in the Champions League and I believe that this will be possible.

“I am not nervous now about the injury. I am very mature and know I need to spend the most time for a perfect recovery.

“I missed the match against Chelsea but now I want to play Liverpool because Barcelona need my help in a knockout game that is not easy.

“The Reds are a peculiar team. They play in England but the style of the coach and many of the players is nearly Spanish.

“This will be an extra problem for Barcelona.

“Any rivals are dangerous in Europe at this time but Liverpool are a team that can be beaten by Barcelona. Lyon or Manchester United are most difficult today.

“I expect an open game because the English play without defensive caution and with a style similar to Barcelona.

“Sincerely, I believe Liverpool are worried about playing against us because we are the champions of Europe and that strikes fear in any rivals.

“I desire to travel to Liverpool with much work done and holding an advantage to qualify for the next round.

“A 2-0 or 3-0 score will be perfect for Barca.

“Always, we need to not concede a goal in Camp Nou to avoid problems at Anfield.”