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

The full story ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg between Roma and Liverpool.

Liverpool trained at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening
Liverpool trained at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening ©AFP

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.

Possible line-ups

Watch highlights of a brilliant first leg

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

Watch great Champions League comebacks

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

Weekend results

Roma 4-1 Chievo
Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

Form guide*

Jürgen Klopp was his usual relaxed self in Rome
Jürgen Klopp was his usual relaxed self in Rome©AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool: DWDWWD

*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.