This 'Pool's Too Deep for Barça

Published on 6-Aug-2016 by srijan213

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This 'Pool's Too Deep for Barça

The giants of football fell prey to a club that was once among its biggest names.

Barcelona met Liverpool in yet another International Champions Cup cash grab, and to everyone surprise, they got smackeroo'd, 0-4, to the dudes in Red.

Yes, it's pre-season, and at least this sport's big brands play their stars -- as opposed to similar top-dollar chargers for exhibitions like the NFL -- but Barça getting drubbed by four goals in any match is a once in a blue moon moment.

Liverpool put a damn good mark on everybody, but saved their best for the Catalans' beleagured back four.

Sadio Mané has already proved to be a huge bargain for the Merseysiders, and he showed again how much he's reveling in Jürgen Klopp's system, as he fired the first salvo through Barça's defense:

If Barça can't defend an attack, then it’s a top-notch attack.

Javier Mascherano showed love to his former club -- that, incidentally, would be the 'Pool -- as he scored an own goal for them:

Once a Red, always a Red?

Then again, never look back, dude.

Divock Origi made full use of Blaugrana errors as he kept the train rolling:

Just another hint that it's still early August.

The icing on the cake came from Marko Grujić, as he treated the crowd to the full value of their tickets:

Dude must be phenomenal in physics, what with crafting a perfect trajectory like that.

With an entire season ahead of him, who knows what he'll conjure up next?

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