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.

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)

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


Fantasy Football top point scorers
Liverpool: Roberto Firmino, forward (65 points, €9.5m)
Roma: Edin Džeko, forward (54 points, €10.9m)

Where to watch
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Weekend results
West Brom 2-2 Liverpool
SPAL 0-3 Roma

Form guide*
Liverpool: DWWDWW
Roma: WWDWLL

*All competitions, most recent first

Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager
"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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