Lionel Messi left at Anfield by Barcelona bus after Liverpool defeat

After Barcelona's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, Lionel Messi must have wanted to get out of Anfield as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately for the Argentine great, his night went from bad to worse after the Barca bus reportedly left the stadium without its captain.

According to Spanish TV channel El Chiringuito, while Messi was waiting to provide drug testers with a sample, the bus left for the airport.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
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Liverpool's Andrew Robertson (left) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi (right) battle for the ball
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Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (14) has a shot on goal moments before team-mate Divock Origi (not in picture) scores his side's first goal of the game
Liverpool's Divock Origi (left) scores his side's first goal of the game
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk(left) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez goes to ground after challenging for the ball with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (left)
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (left) and Andrew Robertson during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho takes a corner
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Barcelona's Jordi Alba (right) has a chance on goal saved by Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has a shot on goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's second goal of the game
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's third goal of the game
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's third goal of the game
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum tries to retrieve the ball from Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi scores his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi scores his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game
Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi (right) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
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Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after the final whistle
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (centre) and Virgil van Dijk (right) celebrate after the final whistle
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) and Virgil van Dijk (centre) celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (fourth right), Mohamed Salah (fifth right) and Virgil van Dijk (third right) celebrate after the final whistle
Liverpool's Fabinho (left) and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold reacts after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the final whistle
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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (left), Fabinho (second left), Roberto Firmino (second right), and Rafael Camacho (right) celebrate after the final whistle
Liverpool celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
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One year on from a quarterfinal collapse against Roma, Barca let a three-goal advantage slip to lose 4-3 to Liverpool on aggregate.

It means Messi will have to wait at least another year to win a fifth Champions League medal, a fact which may have contributed to the 31-year-old not stopping to speak with the media after the match.

His teammate Sergio Busquets did speak with reporters, saying: "They have been better than us. I apologise.

"After what happened in Rome, this happened again. It's tough to go out like this after the first-leg result.

"Liverpool have been smarter than us, they were faster. I think we had chances to score the goal we needed, but it wasn't meant to be today."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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