Liverpool are out for a UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg advantage when they host Villarreal on Wednesday.

Liverpool are out for a UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg advantage when they host Villarreal on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Benfica 6-4 over two legs in the quarters to advance to the last four.

Meanwhile, Villarreal upset recently crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 2-1 on aggregate to keep their UCL dream alive.

This will be the reds 8th game of a hectic April for Liverpool, who have managed to score at least 2 goals in every game since the start of the month.

Unai Emery’s side have met Liverpool twice before in the semi-finals of the 2015-16 Europa League – winning 1-0 at La Ceramica in the first leg before a 3-0 Anfield defeat.

Can the Yellow Submarine continue their admirable run in the competition? Play here to make your predictions for the clash.

What time does Liverpool vs Villarreal start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Villarreal team news

Aside from a slight knock to Roberto Firmino, Liverpool are fortunate enough to have a full squad to pick from.

The front three starring Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will most likely be bolstered by Diogo Jota.

Ibrahima Konate is also fit and raring to go, he will most likely return to the starting XI.

For the visitors, Alberto Moreno is eager to go up against his former employers but his ligament issues will keep him out of the first leg.

Talisman Gerard Moreno is also a doubt for the visitors but Arnaut Danjuma is all set and will lead the attacking line.

Liverpool vs Villarreal head to head

These teams have gone up against each other three times and have each won once, with the other resulting in a barren draw back in 2008.

Liverpool vs Villarreal current form

There is nothing separating these teams in terms of form as both come into the game unbeaten in their last 5 matches.

They have both won thrice and shared the spoils in two other games.

Liverpool vs Villarreal prediction

Despite the away team’s defensive prowess, they’re up against a resilient and free-scoring Liverpool side. Klopp’s side are expected to win the first leg.

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