Liverpool vs Roma | Confirmed Line-Ups | How To Watch | Prediction | Betting
Here is our match preview ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Roma including confirmed line-ups, how to watch, predicted score and betting.
Liverpool will look to take control of their Champions League semi-final as they welcome Roma to Anfield for the first leg this evening.
The Reds booked their place in the last four with a sensational 5-1 aggregate victory over Premier League champions Manchester City so they have nothing to fear against any of the remaining teams.
Obviously fans were pleased to avoid Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as Roma are considered to be the weakest of the four remaining sides but the Italians shouldn’t be underestimated.
Eusebio di Francesco’s men produced one of the best comebacks in recent memory after beating Barcelona 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to progress on away goals having lost the first leg 4-1 at the Nou Camp.
Any team that’s capable of thrashing Barcelona should be taken seriously but that still doesn’t mean Liverpool shouldn’t be confident of progressing to the final.
Mohamed Salah is set to face his former side for the first time since leaving Roma last summer and the Egyptian international has enjoyed a breathtaking debut season at Anfield which led to him being named as the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday night.
Liverpool will continue to be without Emre Can due to an ongoing back injury while Adam Lallana is also still recovering from a hamstring problem.
Joel Matip is out for the rest of the season but Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne are back in contention.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will all be recalled to the starting eleven after being rested at the weekend.
As for Roma, Rick Karsdorp and Gregoire Defrel miss out due to injury.
Liverpool 3-1 Roma: This is the first meeting between the two clubs since 2002 and Liverpool haven’t won the first leg of a European semi-final in any of their last seven attempts. However, I think they’ll break that run tonight as Klopp has built a superb team and they should have too much for Roma to handle. Anfield will have a special atmosphere and I can see Liverpool scoring 2 or 3 goals, however, Roma might just grab a priceless away goal.
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Here are some other bets I like the look of:
- Both teams to score at: 3/4 – a £10 bet would return £17.50
- Exact score of 3-1 Liverpool win at: 11/1 – a £10 bet would return £120
- Firmino to score first in 3-1 Liverpool win at: 28/1 – a £10 bet would return £290
Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane, Firmino
Subs: Mignolet, Klavan, Moreno, Clyne, Wijnaldum, Solanke, Ings
Alisson; Fazio, Manolas, Jesus; Florenzi, De Rossi, Strootman, Kolarov; Under, Nainggolan, Dzeko.
Subs: Skorupski, Pellegrini, Perotti, Schick, Gonalons, Bruno Peres, El Shaaraway
How to watch
The game kicks off at 7.45pm and will be shown live on BT Sport2 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers are also able to stream the match online via the BT Sport app or using the video player on their website. Fans who don’t have access to BT Sport could also watch the game online via a dodgy stream, but we can’t condone such behaviour 😉
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