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Ivan Rakitic describes Barcelona star Lionel Messi as ‘the best player in history’

‘Whenever he says something the rest of us are there to follow’: Ivan Rakitic hails Lionel Messi and labels Barcelona team-mate ‘the best player in history’

  • Ivan Rakitic has claimed team-mate Lionel Messi is ‘the best player in history’
  • The Barcelona star was speaking before they take on Liverpool on Wednesday
  • Messi is seen as the key figure for Barca in their Champions League semi-final  

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admits the players follow wherever Lionel Messi leads as he is ‘the best player in history’.

Barcelona’s captain is seen as the key figure for the hosts in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool, having influenced so many games in the past.

‘Whenever our captain says something the rest of us are there to follow in his footsteps,’ said the Croatia midfielder.

‘Leo has been a league champion in 10 of the last 15 years. If he is happy to win every title and win every game what can you say about the rest of us, we are even more eager if possible.

‘Being able to follow the best player in history gives us a lot of confidence.’

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admits team-mate  Lionel Messi is ‘the best player in history’

Messi is seen as the key figure in Barcelona's Champions League semi-final against Liverpool

Messi is seen as the key figure in Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool

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