Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Liverpool in 2019. Photo: EPA Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Liverpool in 2019. Photo: EPA
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Liverpool in 2019. Photo: EPA
Tony Evans
Opinion

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On The Ball by Tony Evans

Manchester City signing Lionel Messi could see Barcelona raid Liverpool

  • New boss Ronald Koeman wants Georginio Wijnaldum at Camp Nou after coaching him for Netherlands national side
  • Former Everton boss also keen on Virgil van Dijk as club eye rebuild whether Messi leaves or not

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Liverpool in 2019. Photo: EPA Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Liverpool in 2019. Photo: EPA
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Liverpool in 2019. Photo: EPA
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Tony Evans

Tony Evans

Tony Evans is a journalist and author. He began writing professionally in his late 20s. Before that he worked a variety of jobs to finance his efforts to follow Liverpool around Britain and Europe. He was Football Editor of The Times for eight years and is now a broadcaster and columnist