Liverpool v Roma: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide

Can the Reds land a decisive first-leg blow against Roma? Get up to speed ahead of the first semi-final.

Jürgen Klopp speaks ahead of the first leg against Roma
Jürgen Klopp speaks ahead of the first leg against Roma ©Getty Images

Reporter's view: Manchester City played into Liverpool's hands at times in the last round, and the Reds' front three are unlikely to be afforded as much space by a well-organised Roma. Salah hit 34 goals during a fruitful two-year spell in the Italian capital, and the Giallorossi will have a plan for dealing with the Egyptian, though the last team to stop Salah scoring were Manchester United back on 10 March.

Possible line-ups

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out: Lallana (hamstring), Matip (thigh), Can (back)

Radja Nainggolan in training with Roma
Radja Nainggolan in training with Roma©AFP/Getty Images

Roma: Alisson Becker; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; De Rossi, Strootman, Nainggolan; Perotti, Džeko, Ünder
Out: Karsdorp (knee), Defrel (knee)

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Fantasy Football top point scorers

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino, forward (65 points, €9.5m)
Roma: Edin Džeko, forward (54 points, €10.9m)

Where to watch

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

Weekend results

Highlights: Liverpool 3-0 Man. City
Highlights: Liverpool 3-0 Man. City

West Brom 2-2 Liverpool
SPAL 0-3 Roma

Form guide*

Liverpool: DWWDWW
Roma
: WWDWLL

*All competitions, most recent first

Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager

Roma's remarkable quarter-final comeback
Roma's remarkable quarter-final comeback

"Mo [Salah] had a fantastic time at Roma, but he will realise pretty quickly that they are no longer his team-mates. We both have the chance to go to the final and that's all I need. It's possible – let's try everything to do it. For Roma, it's a special thing to be in a semi-final, as it is for us. These are very special moments, and if you can't enjoy them there's something wrong with you."

Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma coach

"Anfield is incredible. The beauty of English stadiums is amazing. In Italy we're not used to having the fans behind us in this way. Liverpool will have the fans on their side, but our away fans will support us. We need to play as a team more than ever. Liverpool are different to Barcelona in terms of pace and we need to play well to win. We want to make the most of Liverpool's possible weaknesses."

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