Liverpool vs Barcelona Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Liverpool vs Barcelona
Champions League, Europe
Date:Tuesday, 7th May 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England

Barcelona are looking to secure their place in the final stage of UEFA Champions League this midweek. Blaugrana will face another tough test from Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s men are set to give their all at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Barcelona Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up themselves for this English Premier League clash. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that victory.

Liverpool

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Alisson(g);Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson(def);Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldun(mid);Shaqiri, Sturridge, Mane(att).

Barcelona

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ter Stegen(g);Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, Alba(def);Vidal, Busquests, Rakitic(mid);Messi, Suarez, Coutinho(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this Tuesday Champions League second leg tie, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Liverpool

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWLW

Apart from their defeat from Barca in the first leg clash, The Reds have been doing really well. Klopp’s side have been picking up victories in their last few league matches, including their latest one against Newcastle United.

Trailing 3-0 in the first meeting, Liverpool are having it tough, but they will give themselves a shot. Klopp’s side are determined to give their fans at Anfield a strong performance.

Barcelona

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWL

Already securing their La Liga title, Blaugrana have set their focus solely in Europe. Ernesto Valverde have been resting his players in their last couple of league fixtures.

Barca even set up most of their bench players against Celta, resulting a 2-0 defeat for Blaugrana. Having a healthy 3-0 aggregate lead doesn’t mean Valverde’s men will be taking it easy on Tuesday.

Team News

Liverpool

The Reds have been hit with a disappointing news ahead of the midweek tie. Klopp’s side set to miss important names as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are most likely unavailable.

Meanwhile, there’s also concern regarding Adam Lallana and Naby Keita’s conditions. Klopp is set to start Sturridge and Shaqiri to partner Sadio Mane on Tuesday..

Barcelona

Blaugrana doesn’t have any new injury concerns as Rafinha is still out until the end of season. Ousmane Dembele could also see himself sidelined for this upcoming midweek encounter.

Nevertheless, Barca still have the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Phil Coutinho to start up front. Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic along with Sergio Busquets looking to secure the midfield area.

Head to Head Records:

Because of their latest win in first leg, the head to head record between both sides are currently tied with each winning two games and losing once.

Their latest match up at Anfield was on March 7, 2007 which was actually won by Blaugrana.

Match Prediction

Not having the most ideal situation, Liverpool will still try to turn things around at Anfield. It won’t be easy, but The Reds are not ready to go down without any fight.

Barcelona themselves are still looking for a win to secure their passage into the final. This tie could go either way, but Barca are slight favorite to win

Final Score: 0-2

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