Last year’s runners-up were actually over-competitive at Camp Nou last Wednesday evening in what Jurgen Klopp delineate as their best European away performance for 2 years,
however, lost 3-0 due to AN early Luis Suarez effort and opulent Lionel Messi brace that enclosed an unprecedented free-kick to point out the Argentine’s 600th goal for the Blaugrana.
Liverpool’s confidence for such a difficult job was boosted on a weekday, once they ensured that the Premier League title race
can go all the way down to the ultimate day when Divock Origi’s late header secured an exciting 3-2 persuade Newcastle on Tyneside.
Treble-chasing Barcelona, against this, fell to a shock 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo.
However, Ernesto Valverde was ready to rest most of his key stars at Balaidos along with his team have already committed their twenty-sixth LaLiga title and eighth in eleven years with 3 matches to spare.
Liverpool faces AN uphill challenge to overturn a three-goal deficit against Barcelona – while not Mo salaat or Roberto Firmino.
The Champions League could offer AN supererogatory distraction for the Reds,
with their Premier League title hopes still alive going into the ultimate game of the season with Wolves next Sunday.
Realistically they will win by four against the Catalan club to face any hope of progression to the ultimate for the second season in an exceeding row,
as any away goal for the guests can provide them a further advantage.
Liverpool’s joy at their dramatic win over Newcastle was tempered somewhat by a head injury sustained by prime scorer Mohamed salaat,
who left the pitch on a stretcher midway through the half when colliding with home goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
It has currently been disclosed that the Egyptian international did suffer a concussion throughout that accidental clash and so cannot be thought of to face metropolis.
Roberto Firmino also will miss the second leg with a persistent groin injury that restricted him to a second-half anaglyph in the district and dominated him out of the Newcastle trip,
whereas Naby Keita can miss around 2 months and therefore the Africa Cup of countries because the results of a top-quality striated muscle injury suffered last week.
Adam Lallana has not contended since late March thanks to AN any old muscle issue, whereas key defender poet van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were each absent from coaching on Mon.
Standard Sport understands each player can participate in tailor-made sessions on Tues, tho’ their absence from the most cluster contributes doubt concerning their accessibility.
Barcelona ought to welcome back the likes of Messi, Suarez, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba when their defeat to Celta,
however, Ousmane Dembele can sit out the tie thanks to a thigh injury sustained within the 1st minute in Galicia.
That should mean that Philippe Coutinho – aboard Suarez – is in line to start out all over again against his former club.
Other than long traveler Rafinha, young defender Jean-Clair Todibo is that the solely alternative Barca player troubled for fitness as things stand.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Origi
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7 pm.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
You can also follow all the action on New Gersy Sport’s match blog from Anfield LIVE on the night.
Liverpool area unit wanting to become solely the third team within the history of the EU Cup/Champions League to come back from 3 goals down when the primary leg of a semi-final and attain the ultimate, when Panathinaikos in 1970-71 and metropolis in 1985-86.
On solely 3 previous occasions encompasses a team been eliminated from a Champions League knockout tie having won the primary leg by 3 or additional goals,
with the last occasion being metropolis against Roma in last season’s quarter-final (4-1 1st leg, 0-3 second leg).
Barcelona has won each of their previous Champions League visits Anfield against Liverpool, winning 3-1 in Nov 2001 and 1-0 in March 2007; Barcelona area unit the sole away aspect to win over once at Anfield within the Champions League.
Liverpool vs Barcelona HIGHLIGHTS!
Follow updates as Liverpool look to overturn a 3-0 deficit in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-0 BARCELONA – AGG: 1-3 (Origi, 7)
Well, well, well! What a start for Liverpool!
Alba’s header is a poor one and it gifts possession to Mane deep in the Barca half. He flicks the ball onto Mane who drives into the penalty area before getting a shot away.
Ter Stegen does well to push the England midfielder’s shot away but he can only push it as far as Origi, who taps into an empty net.
The Barcelona players have their hands up for offside but the Liverpool striker is definitely onside!
LIVERPOOL 1-0 BARCELONA (AGG: 1-3)
28: Liverpool want a foul right on the egde of their own penalty area but the referee rules a coming together between Coutinho and Fabinho accidental.
He allows play to continue and Messi clips the ball over the top for Rakitic, who volleys the ball into the Liver pool box. Luckily for the hosts Robertson is there to head the ball away to safety.
HT. LIVERPOOL 1-0 BARCELONA (AGG: 1-3)
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 4-0 BARCELONA – AGG: 4-3 (Origi, 79)
OMG! Liverpool have caught Barcelona napping!
LIVERPOOL 4-0 BARCELONA (AGG: 4-3)
It’s all over, Liverpool have beaten all the odds!