I'm a lucky b****rd, I get to work in Barcelona for several weeks a year.
Tip for you all, 'Hostals' are smaller hotels, more like up-market guest houses - nothing like youth hostels! If you need a cheap place to stay they're really good. barcelonaDOTcom is a good website for advice (english version) and also has a useful classifieds ad section. That's where I got my tickets from! Placed a wanted advert (in English) and got 2 emails back from Barca members who offered me their tickets! There are a couple of nice Irish bars just off the Ramblas which are friendly and not too expensive. Best meeting place is the Place D'catalunya - afternoon before the match - for a sing song and a bath in the fountains! Watch out for the pick-pockets, and scam merchants,,,they're rife in Barcelona but shouldn't be too bad in February. Take a tip from the locals!, leave as many credit cards and stuff as you can in the hotel safe and don't carry all your cash in 1 pocket (it really is that bad!). All transport is cheap - even taxis! For the lads (and my kind of lass),,, most outrageous sex cabaret in Europe ~ Bagdad club. (spelt like that) It's expensive but memorable! (find it online).... Barcelona fans generally love Liverpool! Should be very friendly
See y'all there!!!! 'Usted nunca andará sólo' <You'll never walk alone>