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Pique details ‘angry’ reaction to Barcelona capitulation after Liverpool defeat

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has revealed all on his furious reaction to his side’s defeat to Liverpool back in 2019.

The La Liga side completely capitulated as they surrendered a 3-0 lead from the first leg at Anfield in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum both scored braces to dump the Catalans out in heartbreaking fashion.

Lionel Messi was seen visibly upset and frustrated as he sunk to the turf holding his head in hands.

But veteran defender Pique admits that he was completely overcome with anger when he trudged into the away dressing room at full-time.

“Anfield,” Pique told Spanish TV3 program Nexes when asked about the biggest loss of his career.

“I’m not the kind of player who comes into the dressing room throwing things on the floor to express my anger.

“But because of the first-leg advantage, I did just that.”

Barcelona are currently in a transition phase, having re-elected Joan Laporta as president after the resignation of Josep Bartomeu.

Pique, who has missed the majority of the season with a knee injury but is set to return for El Classico with Real Madrid on April 10, has been talked about as a possible candidate for the future.

But the 34-year-old insists he is still firmly focussed on his playing career for now.

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  • “In these elections, I saw myself reflected,” he added. “I have a lot of information from Barca and I wanted to see how they did it.

    “It was a worthy fight. And I hope that Laporta fulfills the mandate. But I do not know, I do not know if in the future I will be president. I feel that I am still a footballer.”

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