Champions League Match Preview: Liverpool vs Barcelona

Liverpool have it all to do in the second leg at Anfield, but with the fans in full voice, they’ll be confident of making things difficult for Barcelona. If they can nick an early goal, they’ll have the wind in their sails as they look to pull off a huge result to secure a Champions League final spot.

However, opponents Barcelona have already wrapped up the title and it saw Ernesto Valverde rest a number of first team regulars for the weekend loss at Celta Vigo. Prior to that loss, the Blaugrana were unbeaten in 11 away from home as they gun for European glory.

There promises to be an electric atmosphere at Anfield on Tuesday night, but if Lionel Messi shines once again, then it’s Barcelona who should secure their place in the Champions League final, particularly with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ruled out.

Team News

Liverpool- Naby Keita is out for the remainder of the season with a groin injury sustained in the first leg, which should lead to a midfield three of Georgino Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.  Various betting options are available on site, Bet Now on NaijaBet

Mohamed Salah was forced off in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-2 win at Newcastle after a nasty collision with Martin Dubravka, but watched the remainder of the game in the dressing room and showed no ill-effects.

However Jurgen Klopp has announced that Salah has unavailable, which is a blow as the Reds boss has confirmed that Roberto Firmino is ruled out, while Adam Lallana is a doubt.

Barcelona- Ousmane Dembele sustained a hamstring injury at Celta Vigo and misses out for Barcelona.

Rafinha is the only other injury concern for the La Liga side.

Ernesto Valverde may name the same XI that started the 3-0 first leg win at Camp Nou.

Match Facts

Barcelona have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 4 Champions League matches.

Barcelona have won their last 4 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Barcelona have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).

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As at the time this post Liverpool has 2.56 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Barcelona has 2.67 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.83.

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