Early goals from Valencia saw them into 2-0 first-half lead at against Barcelona in the last weekend.
But everyone is well aware of the fact that the rest of players in the world are behind Leo Messi and can not possibly cover the impact of Argentinian talisman.
Although Messi has been deemed fit enough to be in the squad, there is no place for winger Ousmane Dembele.
Barca's captain had been a doubt for Wednesday's game at Camp Nou due to an apparent thigh injury sustained in their last game, a 2-2 draw at Valencia, in which Messi struck twice.
"Now he's calmer and he's an important player for us, but it's a shame because of the level he was showing".
The Argentine has been included in Ernesto Valverde's squad for the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals, and Llorente could be used as a way of trying to nullify the Blaugrana's superstar.
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"I'm not big on taking risks when there are a lot of games ahead of us", said Valverde, whose side face Lyon in the Champions League later this month before a double header at the Santiago Bernabeu against Madrid.
Having a player of Lionel Messi's extraterrestrial caliber at one's disposal is obviously a privilege but rest of the Barcelona teammates needs to share responsibilities at crunch times.
Valverde said he would make a final decision on Messi after consulting with the player and the club's medical team.
"I don't think it (Messi playing or not) changes which team will be considered the favorite", he said. "We are in a decisive part of the season".
"In a semifinal between Barca and Madrid there's no favourite".
Real, who are third in the La Liga standings but cut their gap behind leaders Barca to eight points after beating Alaves on Sunday, are looking to end Barcelona's run of four consecutive Copa del Rey triumphs and reach the final of the competition for the first time since 2014, when they beat the Catalans 2-1. "We are expecting them at their best".