Barcelona star Lionel Messi urges Liverpool to 'act humanely' and release Javier Mascherano

Argentine star insists compatriot will never play for Reds again...
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has claimed that Javier Mascherano will never play for Liverpool again, and that the English outfit must allow the midfielder to leave.

Indeed, the Argentine forward believes that the Reds are being more than unfair to Mascherano in the way that they are handling his situation.

Mascherano was omitted from the Liverpool squad which lost at Manchester City on Monday, with manager Roy Hodgson claiming that the player's head was not right for the game.

That reportedly created some bad feeling at Anfield, with Mascherano training alone at the club on Tuesday.

But Messi maintains that there can only be one outcome to the situation.

"Javier won't play for the club again, I can assure you of that, and I think the Liverpool coach knows that now," said Messi, according to the Daily Express.

"Javier's family are unhappy and the pressure of seeing that is making him depressed. Liverpool must act humanely and let him go."

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