‘600 incoming tonight’: Fans convinced Lionel Messi will score twice against Liverpool to reach landmark tally… 14 years to the day since he netted his first for Barcelona
- Lionel Messi will play against Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday
- Messi has a chance of scoring his 600th goal for Barcelona – he is now on 598
- The 31-year-old scored his first goal for Barcelona 14 years ago against Albacete
- Fans of Messi are hoping he can score twice against Liverpool to get him to 600
By Tom Farmery For Mailonline
Published: 08:59 EDT, 1 May 2019 | Updated: 09:43 EDT, 1 May 2019
Lionel Messi could reach 600 goals for Barcelona on Wednesday night should he score twice against Liverpool.
Messi has scored 598 goals for Barcelona over the last 14 years and looks destined to break 600 by the end of the season.
The 31-year-old scored his first goal for the club against Albacete on May 1, 2005.
Lionel Messi has been tipped to score his 599th and 600th goals against Liverpool
Messi has scored 598 goals in the 14 years he has been playing for the Spanish giants
He’s continued his prolific scoring form ever since and is still an important player for Barcelona today.
He has scored 34 goals in La Liga this season and has notched 10 times in the Champions League.
He will be aiming to score again when he and his team-mates take on Liverpool in the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition on Wednesday night.
Messi, who is 32 in June, scored his first goal for Barcelona against Albacete on May 1, 2005
Asked about Messi ahead of the game at the Nou Camp, manager Ernesto Valverde said: ‘Lionel is feeling fine, and throughout this month we have been able to rest him more than others.
‘We have been playing three games a week, we’ve played United and now it’s Liverpool. The workload is high but we are ready for this.’
Supporters of Messi, meanwhile, believe Wednesday night will be his time to shine.
‘600 incoming tonight,’ one user on Twitter posted. ‘And on this day in 2019, he will score his 600th,’ another added.