Villarreal vs Liverpool FC predicted starting XI; preview, prediction, H2H, team news, injury update and kickoff
Liverpool FC will be traveling to Spain to clash with Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica on Tuesday night.
The reds will be looking to book a place in the finals of the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool will be heading into the game on the back of a narrow 1-0 victory over Newcastle United, whereas the hosts recorded a 2-1 loss to Alaves.
Liverpool are only 90 minutes away from making their 10th appearance in the final of Europe’s premier cup tournament – only Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AC Milan have also posted double-figure appearances in the showpiece event.
Villarreal Champions League form:
Villarreal form (all competitions):
Liverpool Champions League form:
Liverpool form (all competitions):
Villarreal have a number of players such as Alberto Moreno and Yeremi Pino still absent, while Arnaut Danjuma was ruled out of the Alaves defeat at the last minute due to discomfort.
Francis Coquelin and Raul Albiol will be looking to come on the second leg with Gerard Moreno a major doubt due to his hamstring problem.
However, Liverpool have almost a fully fit squad, the only concern remains Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino, whose foot injury is proving more difficult to overcome and might not be available.
Villarreal predicted starting XI:
Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Capoue, Coquelin, Parejo; Lo Celso; Chukwueze, Dia
Liverpool predicted starting XI:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
PREDICTION; Villarreal 0-1 Liverpool (Liverpool win 3-0 on aggregate)
KICKOFF; may 3, 2022. 8pm (UK)