Villarreal and Liverpool will face off at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Game 2 of the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League semifinals. Here you will find the lineups of both teams for this game. It will be broadcast in the United States on FuboTV (free trial) and Paramount + (free trial), and on DAZN in Canada.
Liverpool complied with logic and beat Villarreal 2-0 at home in Game 1, a result that really fell short as the “Reds” could have scored a lot more goals, especially in the second half. Now they will go in search of ensuring their place in the final, although obviously trying not to be overconfident.
In the case of Villarreal, they know that it will be really difficult, but also that the 2-0 gives them some hope, especially after a game in which they could perfectly have conceded many more goals. The counterattack tactic, which has given them such good results so far, might not work considering they need 2 goals to level the series, so it will be interesting to see what Coach Emery will prepare.
Arnaut Danjuma was ruled out in the defeat of Alavés due to discomfort, which adds to the losses of Alberto Moreno and Yeremi Pino still absent. The big news is that Gerard Moreno is back after missing the first leg.
Villarreal starting XI: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Capoue, Coquelin, Parejo, Lo Celso; Gerard Moreno, Dia.
Klopp took care of his best players against Newcastle, so that they had rest before the game against Villarreal. Jordan Henderson will not be part of the starting lineup, with Keita taking over for him.
Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diogo Jota.