In need of an epic turnaround and probably without being able to count on two of their top players, Liverpool host Barcelona on Tuesday, May 7, opening the round of the semifinals of the Champions League of Europe in its 2018/2019 version . The match will feature the Anfield Road stadium in Liverpool. The kickoff is scheduled for 16h (Brasília time).
In Spain, the Catalan team applied a 3-0 defeat. In this way, Barça reach the final if they win again, draw or even lose by two goals difference. If he can score at least one goal in England, even failure by three-goal margin will put him in the final that will be held in Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1.The red ones enter in field with obligation to thrash by four or more tries. If they return the 3 to 0 extension the achievement of extension where the goal scored by the visitor also serves as a tiebreaker. In that case, only goal-less equality in overtime leads to the definition for penalty kicks.
In addition to the almost irreversible scenario, Liverpool won on Saturday, May 4, another big problem. His most important player, Egyptian Mohamed Sala left the field in the clash with Newcastle, for the penultimate round of the English Championship version 2018/2019, just before the end. He suffered a head injury in the second half and is unlikely to play on Tuesday.Thus, of the offensive trio that is the mark of the team commanded by Jurgen Klopp, perhaps only Sadio Mané can be in the field. This is because Roberto Firmino is another that is related as doubt to the encounter. In that case, there is a whole mystery surrounding your situation. The club does not reveal exactly what is the problem of the Brazilian striker, who was not even being injured. This only happened before the match against Newcastle. He even participated in a few minutes at the end of the game against Barcelona. The truth is that he is not in the best of his physical conditioning. The injury problems still include midfielders Naby Keita and Adam Lallana.The possibility of reaching the Premier League title may still affect the lineup that Klopp will put on the field. The 3-2 win at Newcastle kept the Reds in the fray. The definition of who will take the trophy will happen in the final round, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 12. Liverpool will win the Wolves. The degree of difficulty to get the result in the Champions League can even make the coach choose to stay focused on that match.
The situation of Barcelona is very different. With the title of Spanish champion guaranteed, coach Ernesto Valverde can put on the field on Saturday, May 4, a team almost entirely reserve to face Celta, in confrontation for the penultimate round of the Spanish Championship. He lost by 2 to 0 interrupted attempt an unbeaten series that reached 13 meetings (of 11 victories and two ties).Plans, however, did not go exactly as the trainer wanted. Frenchman Ousmane Demblele, one of the few starters who have been called up because he needs to gain pace due to injury, has suffered a new injury and left the pitch in the opening minutes. In this way, he should not be available for the duel of this Tuesday. The list of medical casualties is completed by defender Jean-Clair Todibo and midfielder Rafinha.However, there is no shortage of resources to restore Dembelé’s absence. The vacancy should be with midfielder Philipe Coutinho, who after a period of decline has improved productivity and regained the confidence of the coach.
Football Prediction of the Day Liverpool vs Barcelona
In an absolutely quiet situation, Barcelona have no reason to take any chances. He must use his efficiency in the exchange of passes to let time pass and wait for the moments when Liverpool leave its defense exposed to counterattack. It may even lead to defeat. Thus, the prognosis in the success of the reds ends up being good choice of guess for the confrontation for the return round of the semifinals of the European Champions League version 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Liverpool wins