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'It's something I wouldn't do again that's for sure!': Andy Robertson admits he REGRETS picking a fight with Lionel Messi in tense Champions League tie as he relives getting the better of 'frightening' Barcelona star Andy Robertson has admitted he regrets picking a fight with Lionel Messi  The pair came to blows in Liverpool's Champions League victory at Anfield  Robertson gave the Argentine a pat on the head at the start of the tense tie  But the full-back regrets his actions and has hailed the star's frightening ability 

By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline

Published: 10:24 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 10:28 BST, 8 May 2020

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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

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

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

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

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