Roma v Liverpool: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
The full story ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg between Roma and Liverpool.
Article top media content
- Liverpool lead 5-2 going into second leg
- Klopp: "We are here to fight for our dreams"
- Reds won 1984 final against Roma on pens
- Follow live build-up to the game right here
- How to watch the game where you are
Ben Gladwell's reporter's view: Roma will be out to disprove the cliche that lightning does not strike twice in the same place. The 3-0 win that eliminated Barcelona in the last round was a bolt from the blue, and they need another at the Stadio Olimpico to overturn Liverpool's 5-2 lead. The belief in the city is surprisingly high for such a mammoth undertaking, given recent precedent, and storm clouds are indeed forecast to move in.
Roma: Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Pellegrini; Schick, Džeko, El Shaarawy
Out: Karsdorp (knee), Defrel (knee), Perotti (ankle), Strootman (ribs)
Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out: Matip (thigh), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Can (back), Gomez (ankle)
Fantasy Football top point scorers
Roma: Edin Džeko, forward (60 points, €11.0m)
Liverpool: Roberto Firmino, forward (81 points, €9.6m)
Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here
Roma 4-1 Chievo
Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City
*All competitions, most recent first
Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma coach
We've got to want this comeback and give it everything – we've got to do something truly great. [We must have] belief and with this mentality, with these fans and this passion around the team, try to perform another miracle – and saying miracle is perfectly fine. I'm glad we've got this far, but I'm never one to settle for that. Our ambition should be to get to Kyiv.
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager
We are here to fight for our dreams. A lot of people might think Roma have only to win 3-0, but that's quite a result. We'll be there as well – we won't stay in the dressing room! This is what you want, to play with big stakes and for big things. The story of Liverpool in Rome is great, but nobody thinks it helps a lot that our grandfathers won here. It's just a game in a wonderful stadium, in a wonderful city, against a very strong side. If you really want to win, you have to accept that you could lose. You've got to be really brave.