Barca boss Quique Setien admits stars are still haunted by Liverpool humiliation

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has admitted his stars are still haunted by their humiliation at the hands of Liverpool last season.

The Blaugrana held a 3-0 lead in their Champions League semi-final against the Reds after the first leg at the Nou Camp, but succumbed to a 4-0 defeat at Anfield to crash out of the competition.

Barca endured a similar comeback in the previous campaign, beating Roma 4-1 at home in the first leg before losing 3-0 in the Stadio Olimpico to go out on away goals.

Setien, who will take charge of his first Champions League game as Barca boss since succeeding Ernesto Valverde as the Catalan giants travel to Naples this evening, admits he is powerless to stop the thoughts of those two games being in the minds of his players.

"The reality is that we've spoken very little about [Roma and Liverpool], although I'm sure they'll have it in their minds," Setien said.

"Maybe it's not comparable. We've experienced incredibly tough games and I think the team is fine.

"The team is confident that we'll continue in this dynamic, I trust that we'll maintain the level that we've been giving for some time."

Setien has won seven and lost two of his nine games in charge of Barcelona so far, with the club sitting two points clear of Clasico rivals Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

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