Match Broadcast

Liverpool Vs Roma, Champions League

 

Liverpool Vs Roma

Competition/Round: 2017-18 UEFA Champions League semi-final

Date/Time: Tuesday April 24. 2018 – 7.45pm (BST).

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Felix Brych


Liverpool safeguard Nathaniel Clyne is back in preparing yet is probably going to be on the seat for the Champions League semi-last first leg at home to Roma.

The England worldwide missed Saturday’s draw against West Brom with muscle damage yet has now recuperated, despite the fact that Trent Alexander-Arnold – rested at The Hawthorns – is relied upon to begin against the Italians.

Supervisor Jurgen Klopp will review all his huge names in the wake of rolling out five improvements at the end of the week, which means an arrival for any semblance of Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

In the wake of serving his one-coordinate suspension, Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson is relied upon to come back to Liverpool’s midfiled.


Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward
Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold
Midfielders Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can
Forwards Firmino, Salah, Ings, Woodburn

Defender Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season, while Nathaniel Clyne is also unlikely to feature. Emre Can is a concern and Adam Lallana is also on the sidelines.

Potential Liverpool starting XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Position Roma players
Goalkeepers Alisson, Romagnoli, Skorupski
Defenders Luca Pellegrini, Juan, Capradossi, Fazio, Pere, Karsdorp, Manolas, Kolarov
Midfielders Nainggolan, Strootman, Lorenzo Pellegrini, De Rossi, Under, Gonalons, Florenzi, Gerson
Forwards Perotti, Dzeko, Schick, Defrel, El-Shaarawy

Roma will certainly be without defender Rick Karsdorp, who is continuing his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury, while forward Gregoire Defrel is nursing an ankle issue.

The Serie A side went with a 3-5-2 formation in their historic comeback against Barca, but may opt for a more conservative 5-4-1 approach away from home.

Potential Roma starting XI: Alisson; Kolarov, Manolas, Juan, Fazio, Florenzi; De Rossi, Nainggolan, Strootman, Under; Dzeko.


 

What’s our prediction?

After blowing away Premier League champions Manchester City at Anfield in the previous round, Telegraph Sport is expecting a similar gameplan from Liverpool who we think will win the match, though will go to Rome for the return leg slightly nervous having conceded an away goal.
Prediction: Liverpool 3 Roma 1

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