Liverpool had a moderate inception of the 2017-18 campaign but picked it up incredibly midway through the campaign and have now progressed through to the semi-final of the prestigious Champions League competition by knocking down fellow English counterparts Manchester City in the previous round.
They have been draw against AS Roma, the Serie A outfit who started off as the underdogs but turned out to be the giant killers by knocking down Chelsea, Atletico Madrid in group fixtures and favourites Barcelona from the quarterfinals. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, therefore, will be having a tough contest awaiting at Anfield on Tuesday night as they are preparing to shake off the shambles against West Brom and uplift their game for this massive encounter.
Liverpool vs AS Roma Injuries And Suspensions:
Liverpool have a few of their stars ruled out for the rest of the season. Joel Matip won’t be featuring again this term after tearing his thigh muscle whereas Emre Can and Adam Lallana are facing a race against time to recover from their back and thigh strains before the conclusion of the campaign. Nathaniel Clyne had a muscle strain and unlikely to be involved against the Italian outfit.
AS Roma will be without right-back Rick Karsdorp who is ruled out with a cruciate ligament rupture. Gregoire Defrel is unavailable too with an ankle injury but left-back Aleksandar Kolarov is likely to recover from his muscle fatigue and return to action versus the Merseysiders.
Liverpool vs AS Roma Probable Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, Georginio Wijnaldum, Danny Ings, Dominic Solanke.
Subs: Lukasz Skorupski, Maxime Gonalons, Bruno Peres, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Cengiz Under, Stephen El Shaarawy, Gerson.
Liverpool vs AS Roma Last Meeting:
Their last Anfield meeting in a Champions League tie occurred back in 2002 when the Reds defeated the visitors by 2-0. Jari Litmanen scored from the spot early in the game and Emile Heskey doubled the lead in the second half with a towering header.
Liverpool vs AS Roma Key Players:
Liverpool will vastly rely on the front trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and red-hot Mohamed Salah who will be featuring against his former employers for the first time since his summer switch to Liverpool.
Roma, on the other hand, will be looking to maintain their defensive composure and hit back on the counter with Edin Dzeko upfront. The midfield of Radja Nainggolan, Kevin Strootman and Daniele De Rossi will be combative and difficult to break down.
Liverpool vs AS Roma Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 2
AS Roma Win: 1
Liverpool vs AS Roma Current Form ( In All Competitions):
AS Roma: W-W-D-W-L-L
Liverpool vs AS Roma Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
AS Roma: 11/2
Liverpool vs AS Roma Live Streaming:
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