Barcelona chief admits admiration for Liverpool's Mascherano

Barcelona vice-president Rafael Yuste has admitted admiration for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.

Barcelona vice-president Rafael Yuste has admitted admiration for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.

"I can confirm that Javier Mascherano is a fantastic player that personally I like a lot," he told Sky Sports. "But we have not listed (him).

"We have a lot of players who want to come to Barcelona. Mascherano is a fantastic player, of course, but he is today at Liverpool and he's playing very well.

"The future we cannot predict. We are just here today attending the match. He's a nice player - yes."

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