Liverpool will go head to head against the Italian side Roma in the Semifinal of the UEFA Champions League. Both the sides will be eager to go to the final of UEFA Champions League. The first leg of this clash will take place at Anfield on Tuesday. The Reds have come into this stage of the competition by beating Manchester City with a 5-1 aggregate scoreline. On the other hand, Roma have come to this stage of the competition by beating one of the strongest sides of World football right now. Both the teams were underdogs in their respective matches in the quarter final stage of the tournament; but they went through to the Semifinal by outclassing two favourites of the tournament.
Now it will be surely a great match coming to our way. The match will consist of many key battles in each and every position of the field. For the Reds, Mohamed Salah is going to be the key player to help Liverpool to go through to the next round.
The trio of the upfront of the Liverpool will consist of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. They are going to be dangerous in the opponent’s penalty box at any point of the time of the match.
The defensive unit of the Italian side Roma need to remain in their own shape throughout both the legs. On the other hand, Edin Dzeko had scored two important Goals against Barcelona to help them qualifying to the semifinal of the tournament.
The midfield of Roma is looking very much strong. De Rossi and Nainggolan will be there to stop all the attacking threats of Liverpool from the Midfield position of the field.
Team News :
Alberto Moreno could be missing for this game, due to an injury problem. Otherwise, Klopp will have the full squad in his hand to play. Karius will start in Liverpool goal against Bournemouth while Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk and Milner are expected to start against Bournemouth while Chamberlain, Henderson and Wijnaldum will be in the midfield for Liverpool. Mane, Salah and Firmino will start in the attacking line for Liverpool against Roma.
Patrik Schick, Gregoire Defrel, Emerson Palmieri Kevin Strootman and Stephan El Shaarawy are expected to miss the clash against Liverpool for Roma. But Strootman still have a chance to be fit before the match and take part in the match.
Allison will start in the Roma Goal against Liverpool. Bruno Peres, Juan Jesus, Fazio and Kolarov will start in the defense of Roma. De Rossi, Strootman and Nainggolan are expected to play in midfield for Roma while Florenzi, Dzeko and Perotti will start as the attackers in the Roma line up. They are expected to play with a 4-3-3 formation.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Karius.
Defenders : Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson.
Midfielders : Milner, Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,
Attackers : Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Goalkeeper : Allison
Defenders : Bruno Peres, Juan Jesus, Fazio, Kolarov.
Midfielders : De Rossi, Strootman, Nainggolan.
Attackers : Florenzi, Perotti, Dzeko.
My Score Prediction :
Liverpool 2-1 Roma