Liverpool predicted starting XI vs. Villarreal; Preview, prediction, team news, injury updates and kickoff
Villarreal travel to Anfield for the first leg of their semi-final UEFA champions league clash with Liverpool on Wednesday night.
Liverpool defeated Benfica 6-4 on aggregate in the quarter-finals, while the villareal sent Bayern Munich packing to make the final four.
Liverpool continue their quest for a historic quadruple when they host Villarreal in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Wednesday.
Liverpool eased past Everton 2-0 on Sunday thanks to goals from Andy Robertson and Divock Origi.
Liverpool Champions League form:
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Villarreal Champions League form:
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Team news and injury update
Roberto Firmino is the only doubt for the liverpool after his foot injury kept him out of the Merseyside derby. So far, Liverpool have an almost fully fit squad
However, Ex Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno will not be reuniting with his old side as he’s still recovering from a ruptured cruciate ligament, while villareals forward Gerard Moreno is also set to miss out.
Emery has options of Chukwueze, Yeremi Pino and Manu Trigueros who are battling to deputise for Moreno alongside Arnaut Danjuma, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent months.
Liverpool predicted starting XI:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Villarreal predicted starting XI:
Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Parejo, Coquelin, Capoue; Lo Celso; Chukwueze, Danjuma
Prediction; Liverpool 1-0 Villarreal
Kickoff; Wednesday, 27th April. 20:00 (WAT)