Even though the league is just starting Lionel Messi is once again in the radar of eyes all over the world as the Argentinean is on the verge of reaching new heights as he is only 2 goals away from scoring his 400th goal for his club and country.
The next match of Barcelona is against Athletic Bilbao which will be played in the home ground of Barcelona at Camp Nou on September 13th and Messi is expected to not only be featured in this match but to reach the 400th goal of his career which includes goals for Barcelona and Argentina.
Lionel Messi is entering the final stages of his recovery after he sustained a groin strain which forced him to stay out of the playing grounds of Argentina’s international friendly match against Germany.
A statement from the website of Barcelona released an update concerning Messi’s condition as it said: “Both parties agreed that there have been considerable improvements, and the player will continue doing specific recovery exercises until he is ready to resume normal training with the rest of his team-mates.”
Even though the recovery process of Lionel Messi is going amazingly well, it still remains unsure as if Luis Enrique will actually be putting the Argentinean in Barcelona’s next league match against Athletic Bilbao as the former coach of As.Roma could decide to rest the superstar for an extended period of time in order to avoid seeing him get injured unnecessarily.
Whether or not Lionel Messi does indeed get playing time against Athletic Bilbao, the Argentinean is set to make history once more as he continues scoring goals and pushing Barcelona to greatness. During the opening match of the season Messi kick-started the campaign by scoring 2 goals against Elche which helped his club in securing the triumph.
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has claimed that he is certainly not aggrieved at the fact that Luis Suarez decided to leave the Merseyside outfit. The Uruguay striker recently joined Barcelona for transfer fee of £ 75 million, which made him the world’s fourth most expensive player. Gerrard says that a move to the Catalan club is certainly what the 27-year-old desired and deserved in his career. Only last summer, the player was linked with a move to Arsenal, who made a £ 40 million offer. Even as Suarez expressed his desire to join Arsenal, Liverpool refused to sell him.
Gerrard has now opened up about the potential transfer to Arsenal by saying that he would have been very disappointed to see his teammate will join Arsenal. He has openly admitted that Arsenal would have been a step below for the 27-year-old striker. Suarez has been a major reason towards Liverpool getting back into the Champions League, as his 31 goals in the league got the club into second place finish. This was after they finished seventh in the previous season. After the World Cup 2014 came to a disastrous conclusion for Suarez with his four-month ban from Fifa, transfer talks progressed quickly and the transfer was completed in a week.
“His [Suárez’s] wife is from Barcelona and I don’t think you can begrudge a player like that, who has worked so hard for his dream. You can’t go against him when he says he is leaving for Barcelona. His dream from the first day he came was to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona. Last summer when he was out in the cold and training on his own that’s the conversation I had with him. I said: ‘Don’t go to Arsenal’. I would have been really sad and disappointed to see Luis go to Arsenal,” said Gerrard.