Watch: LIVE Streaming, Villarreal vs Liverpool Champions League LIVE match
See how Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team is doing as they prepare to fly to Villarreal in hopes of completing the task and reaching their third Champions League final in five seasons. Unai Emery’s Europa League winners have stunned Bayern Munich and Juventus to get this point, so the Reds’ two-goal lead in the semi-final second leg at El Madrigal cannot be taken for granted.
After Sadio Mane doubled Liverpool’s lead in the first leg, the hosts will need to be more adventurous if they are to turn the game around, but Klopp’s side will be looking to keep the momentum going with another win as they continue their quest for an unprecedented quadruple. This weekend’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle kept Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes alive, but Manchester City responded to keep the gap at one point.
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Liverpool must “suffer” if they are to move to the Paris final in what Klopp expects to be a “difficult” night in Spain, according to the Liverpool manager. In order to upset Liverpool and pull off a major European upset, Villarreal must play a “perfect game,” according to Emery, who is under no illusions about the difficulty of the challenge ahead.
VILLARREAL VS LIVERPOOL
Kick-off was at 8pm at Estadio de la Cerámica, match live on BT Sport
Liverpool lead 2-0 after dominant first-leg performance
Winner will face either Real Madrid or Manchester City in Paris final
Villarreal XI: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupinan, Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin, Lo Celso, Dia, Gerard Moreno
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Salah, Jota, Mane