Kickoff time: 7:45 p.m Local | 12:15 a.m IST (Thursday)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
TV Schedule: Sony Ten 2, HD
Live Stream: SonyLIV
Liverpool Champions League Live Commentary, AS Roma vs Liverpool Live Score, Live Stream, TV Channel, Kickoff time, Venue, TV Schedule, from the Olimpico, with kick-off at 20:45 CET.
Roma vs Liverpool: preview
Real Madrid booked their ticket to Kiev after seeing off Bayern Munich last night and either Roma or Liverpool will be joining them in the Champions League final to contest the trophy – depending on how tonight’s decider in Rome pans out.
As it stands, Jürgen Klopp’s team hold a trump hand in the tie after almost running away with the first leg at Anfield 5-2. And you would bank on the Reds scoring in the Eternal City tonight – not only the top scorers in this edition of the Champions League, no other team has scored as many goals at this stage of the competition. Liverpool have found the net 38 times and whether they advance or not, could set a new tournament goals record although they’d much rather get their mitts on ol’ big ears, given the choice.
Two late away goals at Anfield last week means that the tie is far from over. Roma overturned a three-goal deficit against the mighty Barcelona in the quarter finals and also fought back against Chelsea in the group stage. So Eusebio Di Francesco’s players will be fancying their chances to set up a final day with Madrid on 26 May too.
Tonight’s game will also be a chance for Roma to get even with Liverpool who beat them here, at their Olimpico stadium, in the 1984 European Cup final – losing their only appearance in a major European final, at their own ground and in a penalty shoot-out still hurts, and they’d love nothing better than to avenge that defeat.
AS Roma vs Liverpool – Team News
Round two will see a few key players for both the teams missing. Liverpool received a jolt when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain went in for a challenge and hyper-extended his knee that has ruled him out for the rest of the season and the World Cup. It was a cruel blow to both the player and the team as he was having a brilliant debut season and the team was functioning so well with him in the midfield three. In his absence, Gini Wijnaldum will once again have to play alongside James Milner and Jordan Henderson.
Henderson picked up a knock against Stoke City in Liverpool’s recent draw but he is expected to return for the clash in Rome. Trent Alexander-Arnold will start as the right-back having played in midfield this past weekend. The trio of Mane, Firmino and Salah will once again start up front and the Firmino signing his contract extension — in typical no-look fashion — was a massive boost for the club.
AS Roma will still be without Rick Karsdorp and Gregoire Defrel. Eusebio Di Francesco has a headache of dealing with Diego Perroti’s injury and he’s likely to give El Shaawary a chance. Danielle De Rossi was taken off during the second half of the first leg but this is Rome, and you can’t go to war without you general, can you? Kevin
Strootman won’t be available either, so Maxime Gonalons could start. Edin Dzeko had a brilliant game and his close control could come into play if Schick plays alongside. Cengiz Ünder is likely to miss out this time.
AS Roma vs Liverpool – Probable Lineups
Liverpool probable XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino
AS Roma probable XI: Alisson, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, De Rossi, Gonalons, Nainggolan, Schick, El Shaarawy, Dzeko
AS Roma vs Liverpool – Form Guide
AS Roma: W-D-W-W-L-W
AS Roma vs Liverpool – Head to Head
Liverpool wins: 4
AS Roma wins: 1
Roma hosts Liverpool on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal matchup.
In the first leg, Liverpool jumped out to blistering 5-0 start at home behind two goals apiece from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Sadio Mane also added a goal for the Reds, but Roma countered with two late away goals to give themselves a shot in the second leg.
Roma shocked the world by defeating Barcelona 3-0 at home in the quarterfinals to advance via the away goals tiebreaker. Kostas Manolas scored the game-winner for the Italian giants in the 82nd minute, as Roma completed one of the best Champions League comebacks ever after being down 4-1 in the first leg. It’ll take another comeback like that to keep its run going.
Liverpool dominated English rival Manchester City over two legs to advance to the semifinal. Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated City 3-0 at home in the first leg before securing a 2-1 victory away from home in the second leg to advance. Salah, the PFA player of the year, will look to continue his success against Roma–his former club.