When: May 8, 2019, 12:30 AM, IST
LIV vs BAR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Giants of their respective leagues face off yet again as Liverpool host Barcelona in the second leg of the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League tie on Tuesday. The Spanish side holds a 3-0 lead in aggregate here, and this game will see who advances into the final of the competition.
Liverpool were arguably the most dangerous team at the start of the season. They were winning games for fun and appeared almost unbeatable. It was touted that they are going to win the Premier League and maybe even all the way in Europe. Even though it might once again be another year without any major trophy, it is clear what Jurgen Klopp has done with this club. Misfortune and a lack of discipline at the wrong time has caused them to suffer immensely, and this is something which can be fixed by being a bit more consistent throughout the campaign. In this second leg, they have limited to no chances of stopping the train that is Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have already been crowned as the champions of the Spanish La Liga, and with Lionel Messi at the wheel, the team has performed admirably. The Argentinean magician has been at his best, with 48 goals and 17 assists so far. This is an incredible statistic to have, and he will itching to get his hands back on this title which is rival Cristiano Ronaldo has won three times in a row. Barcelona are back at the summit of footballing dominance and will be looking to reign supreme for an even longer time this time out by ousting Liverpool in this second leg tie.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Liverpool – W L W W W W
Barcelona – L W W W W W
Liverpool vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – Naby Keita picked up an injury in the first leg and he has joined the likes of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in the injury ward list. The latter two are a really big blow for the side, one they are unlikely to recover from.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Adam Lallana is still a doubt, and might not even make the bench here for this game
Note: Liverpool are in a dire need for some good fortune, because after a 3-0 drubbing they faced at the hands of Barcelona, they narrowly avoided a draw at the hands of Newcastle United. With two stars that are Firmino and Salah out, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are expected to come in the lineup.
Key Players – Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri and Georginio Wijnaldum
Injured – There are only two injuries concerns for the side and none affect the first team as Rafina and Ousmane Dembele will be sitting out for the rest of the season.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Coach Ernesto Valverde is expected to deploy the same starting XI that he used in the first leg here as well.
Key Players – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic
LIV vs BAR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Liverpool– Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Origi, Mane
Barcelona– Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Vidal, Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho, Suarez, Messi
LIV vs BAR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Liverpool have seen their entire season come crashing down after that 3-0 loss in the first leg against Barcelona, and even though they are playing in their own backyard, we don’t see them coming out on top as winners. A scored draw is our prediction for this contest.
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