Lionel Messi told “show some respect” in new footage of Liverpool encounter

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Liverpool’s victory over Barcelona in the 2018/19 Champions League semi-finals will go down as one for the ages.

The Reds looked down and out as Lionel Messi’s hat-trick condemned them to a 3-0 first leg defeat at the Nou Camp.

What happened next will remain etched in Liverpool folklore after a 4-0 win in the second leg at Anfield completed an unlikely comeback.

Much has been shown and written about one of the most dramatic ties in Champions League history – but new footage has now emerged as part of a UEFA documentary.

A four-part series on referees in the Champions League, called ‘Man in the Middle’, will premiere on on December 16.

And the trailer for the show gives a new insight into the first leg of Barcelona’s clash with Liverpool.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona suffered Champions League heartache against Liverpool
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It shows Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers losing his cool with Lionel Messi, yelling at the Barcelona superstar for his apparent time-wasting late on.

"Messi, come on, show some respect," Kuipers can be heard yelling at the Argentine.

”Every time you do it!”

Tensions ran high in the tie, with Messi also clashing with Andy Robertson, an encounter which the Scottish full-back has previously admitted he regrets.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers told Messi to "show some respect" as he wasted time in the first leg

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"When I look back on things I don't really regret anything because I feel as if everything is experience that makes you what you are," Robertson told the Daily Mail last year.

"But I do look back at that moment with Messi as one regret. I don't like seeing it. When I saw it afterwards I was gutted.

"I have nothing but respect for him and Barcelona, but we went into that game with the attitude that we were 3-0 down, we needed a miracle, we needed something special and if that little thing stopped the best player in the world playing to his full potential…

"But I do regret it. That's not me as a person. That's not my personality. But that night a lot of things happened that you don't really remember.”

Messi left the Nou Camp on cloud nine despite his ticking off from the ref with the tie seemingly won after their victory.

However, what happened at Anfield left a significant scar, something he addressed a few months later.

"[The Liverpool game] was a really hard blow that we received; for me and the rest of the players," Messi said in a press conference.

"It was hard to get back up. It was a really hard blow – We played a terrible game.

"It can happen one year but to happen two years in a row…. to have the chance to be in a Champions League final – that cannot be allowed.”