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Fixtures For Liverpool And Villarreal Semi-finals.

Liverpool and Villarreal have only met twice in European competition, with both winning their home legs of the 2015-16 Europa League semi-finals, when Liverpool went on to face Unai Emery’s Sevilla in the final.

Fans Are Anticipating seeing some action from these two teams, Liverpool and Villarreal

Villarreal has also made three changes from their last game, a 2-1 victory over Valencia. Torres returns to the backline in place of Mandi, who is relegated to the bench. Chukwueze replaces the injured Yeremi Pino on the right flank, while Coquelin replaces Trigueros on the left. Gerard Moreno is still out with an injury, so Lo Celso will partner Danjuma in the final third.

Liverpool has made three changes from the team that defeated Everton last time out. Konate replaces Van Dijk in the back four, with Matip dropping to the bench. Henderson replaces Keita in midfield, while Diaz replaces Jota in the final, with both ousted players starting from the bench.

Sergio Asenjo, Mario Gaspar, Paco Alcacer, Vicente Iborra, Manu Trigueros, Boulaye Dia, Ruben Pena, Aissa Mandi, Moi Gomez, Alfonso Pedraza, Serge Aurier, Filip Jorgensen

VILLARREAL (4-4-2): Geronimo Rulli; Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Pervis Estupinan; Samuel Chukwueze, Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue, Francis Coquelin; Giovani Lo Celso, Arnaut Danjuma; Giovani Lo Celso, Arnaut Danjuma.

SUBS FOR LIVERPOOL: James Milner, Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Adrian, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Joel Matip, Rhys Williams, Caoimhin Kelleher, and Harvey Elliott.

ALION; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz;
Villarreal produced the Champions League performance of the season, knocking out Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. Unai Emery’s men won the first leg 1-0 to take a 1-0 lead into the second leg in Bavaria. The Spanish team was disciplined at the back, and despite Robert Lewandowski’s equalizer, Samuel Chukwueze came to the fore in the dying stages to score the game-winning goal. They’ve beaten Getafe on the road and Valencia since, so they’ll be pumped this evening.

To defeat Benfica in the last round of the Champions League, Liverpool put in an outstanding performance. A strong performance in the first leg secured the Reds’ place in the tie, followed by an entertaining 3-3 draw at Anfield in the second leg to secure their place in the semi-finals. Jurgen Klopp’s men have been in superb form since, knocking Manchester City out of the FA Cup and beating Manchester United and Everton in the Merseyside derby. Tonight, Liverpool will be looking for another clinical performance.

Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final first-leg match against Villarreal at Anfield.

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