By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline
Published: 10:24 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 10:28 BST, 8 May 2020
Andy Robertson has admitted he regrets coming to blows with Lionel Messi during Liverpool's Champions League victory last season and has hailed the Barcelona star's 'frightening' ability.
Messi was the star in the first leg tie at the Nou Camp, scoring two goals as the Catalans looked to have booked their place in the final with a convincing 3-0 victory.
And the Reds' defender recalled being in awe of the Argentine after his sensational display.
Andy Robertson has admitted he regrets coming to blows with Lionel Messi last season
Messi had been the star of the first leg as Barcelona took a 3-0 lead with them to Anfield
Robertson gave Messi a pat on the head but admits he regrets being disrespectful to the star
'In the Nou Camp I thought I'd dealt with him as well as I could have, but he walks off with two goals, it's 3-0, and all everyone's talking about is Messi,' he told That Peter Crouch podcast.
'When you test yourself against the best you want to try and come out well, and he is the best player that's ever played in my opinion. Being directly up against him was as tough as