Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde ‘facing the SACK’ after Liverpool humiliation

Ernesto Valverde’s future as Barcelona boss is under threat following their Champions League capitulation against Liverpool.

The Catalans threw away a three-goal advantage as the Reds mounted a stunning comeback to win 4-0 and send Valverde’s men crashing out of the competition.

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Valverde was ‘devastated’ by the defeat at Anfield

It’s the second year in a row this has happened to Barca, after they were the victims of a miraculous turnaround at Roma last season.

And despite wrapping up the La Liga title already and reaching the Copa del Rey final, reports claim Valverde is facing the sack.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, Valverde faces serious questions from the club following back-to-back humiliations in Europe.

The 39-year-old admitted he has a lot to answer for following the Liverpool defeat on Tuesday.

He said: “I don’t know how this affects my future.

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“We haven’t had time to think about those things. But here we are and the coach has to take responsibility.

“With a collapse of this nature, we will have a few horrible days ahead.

“Then we have to come out of it with time. Ahead of us we have league games to play, the Copa (del Rey) final to play. Right now we are devastated.”

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