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'Angry' Lionel Messi slams 'ridiculous' reports over Argentina selection

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Tobias Pedroso | 09 Noviembre, 2017, 20:32

While Messi will be on World Cup duty at the end of the current campaign, Alexis Sanchez will be taking the summer off.

Lionel Messi, according to the Express, which has covered something first mentioned by Diario Gol, could be set to make a return to the English Premier League with Liverpool, the club from which Barcelona signed the player from back in January 2011.

Messi saved Argentina World Cup qualification embarrassment last tie out with three goals in the 3-1 win over Ecuador that earned them progression to Russia 2018.

'It's a lie that I put my friends and the coaches I want in the national team, I'm just one more player in the team, ' he continued.

For Messi to get there from his house outside of Rosario, he would need to cover roughly 31 miles of terrain.

Mascherano's contract at Camp Nou runs until 2019, but it is understood that he will be allowed to leave on a free transfer next summer.

The top eight seeds are made up of the seven teams leading the FIFA rankings - Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France - as well as host nation Russia.

He is also aware of the offers the player currently has on the table.

Messi added that he does not think much about how much longer he has left to play for Argentina.

Speaking to Argentine channel TYC Sports, Messi admitted: "The desire is always playing for Newell's, it is what I dreamed as a kid".

'It's a lie. I never choose players for the team or take them out.

Despite that unbeaten streak, Valverde's side have still been criticised for their performances, and midfielder Sergio Busquets says they have not been at their attacking best this season.