The Champions League Semifinals are on their second leg today, as Liverpool welcome Barcelona to Anfield in a make-or-break match. The Reds are facing a massive task, down 3-0 against a Barca team that showed their counter-attacking prowess last week. And with Mo Salah sidelined with a concussion suffered in Premier League play, Klopp will have to find his magic elsewhere.
Champions League Semifinals: Liverpool vs Barcelona
- Date: Tuesday, May 7
- Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT, UDN, Univision
- Live Stream: fuboTV
This next week will secure the fate of Liverpool’s season. Their fantastic run could come crashing down on two fronts, leaving them empty-handed after what seemed so promising for so long. First they must overcome this nearly insurmountable aggregate scoreline against Barcelona. Then, at the weekend, they’ll be playing for the league title in what promises to be a dramatic, final day of the Premier League. On Saturday, Divock Origi scored in the 86th minute away to Newcastle United to secure a 3-2 win for the Reds and ensure that the title race would extend to matchday 38.
Meanwhile, Barcelona was able to kick back and relax at the weekend, having already wrapped up their league title. Sure, they lost 2-0 away to Celta Vigo, but were able to rest virtually all of their starters to have them fresh for this second leg. As if they needed any more of an advantage, they’ll undoubtedly be the fresher side coming in.
It should be another magical European night at Anfield. It’s all on the line for Liverpool who is desperate for a piece of silverware this season. Barcelona is looking to add to their trophy cabinet and establish this edition of the Blaugrana as one of the better ones in recent history. Buckle up. This will be a wild ride