In an interview with Sid Lowe in the Guardian, a former Liverpool hero has warned his Barcelona team mates of the threat posed by several Arsenal players ahead of their clash this week.
Javier Mascherano, in an interview where he talks of how a tackle on Nicklas Bendtner changed his career, is wary of Alexis Sanchez’s threat and even draws comparison with Luis Suarez.
The Argentine speaks of the fatigue across the Barcelona squad, who have not had any notable gap between matches in the past two months, and admits that it is hard work to keep energy levels up.
Individual quality has continued to carry Barcelona through and Arsenal will need to break Barcelona’s 31 match unbeaten run if they are to make it through to the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Mascherano also commented on the brilliance of Mesut Ozil and sited how the Catalan club must be aware of the threat posed by Ramsey in midfield, too.