Veteran English journalist, Piers Morgan has made a damning claim after Liverpool shocked Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday.
Morgan said Barcelona would not have lost 4-0 to Liverpool if they had Cristiano Ronaldo playing for them. The Catalan giants threw away a commanding 3-0 advantage from the first leg in Nou Camp and shipped four goals at Anfield last night.
Braces from Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum settled the matter at Ansfield with Lionel Messi fielded for the entire duration.
Messi and Barcelona’s hopes of winning the Champions League only became a nightmare
After watching rivals Real Madrid, inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo, lift the famous trophy in four of the previous five seasons, Messi had vowed to win the competition a fifth time this season
Morgan, a known Arsenal fan thinks Barca’s collapse would not have happened with the Portuguese superstar. The Good Morning Britain host also sparked the classic ‘Messi vs Ronaldo’ debate as he ended the tweet with the hashtag, ‘GOAT’, to say Ronaldo is the best player of all time rather than Messi.
Morgan tweeted, “Barcelona wouldn’t have lost that game if @Cristiano had been playing for them. Fact. #GOAT.”
Earlier in the night, Morgan had also tweeted: “Over-rated: #messi”