Updated: 4 May 2022
Liverpool came out victorious in the first leg of their Semi-finals clash against La Liga side Villarreal at their home stadium Anfield as a heroic display by Jurgen Klopp’s men secured them a steady 2-0 lead in aggregate. The two sides will now meet in the return leg at Villarreal’s home stadium El Madrigal Stadium on 4th May from 12:30 AM (IST). where the Merseyside club will look to maintain their lead to go through and confirm their 2nd UCL finals qualifications in the last 4 years while Villarreal will do whatever it takes to make a stunning comeback.
Although it seems pretty far-fetched that Unai Emery’s men would be able to pull it off, they still have a chance as anything can happen in the game of football. In this article, we shall be having a detailed discussion about everything related to the match.
Despite being placed 7th in the La Liga this season, Unai Emery’s men have done surprisingly well in the UEFA Champions League so far. They have defeated some tough rivals to make their way into the UEFA Champions League Semi-finals which include teams like Juventus and FC Bayern Munich.
However, they looked visibly short-footed against Liverpool FC which is undoubtedly one of the Top 2 best teams in the world right now and are in a tremendous form. However, we have seen teams like Real Madrid and Chelsea making a terrific comeback in the second leg after performing poorly in the first leg and there is no reason not to think that Villarreal can pull it off against Liverpool.
Probable Playing XI: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Capoue, Coquelin, Parejo, Lo Celso, Chukwueze, Dia
Coming to Liverpool, they are undoubtedly one of the very best sides in the world right now and although nothing can be said beforehand, it is foolish to think that they would let the Villarreal players get past them in the second leg.
Liverpool totally dominated Villarreal in the first leg in every aspect and had the ball completely under control. They could have scored way more goals had their players not missed some easy chances.
Besides being one of the favorites to win the UEFA Champions League this season, Liverpool can also possibly win the Premier League and they are just one point behind Manchester City.
Probable Playing XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Jota.
Villarreal vs Liverpool: Timing, Live Stream, and Venue
The second leg between Villarreal and Liverpool in the UCL Semi-finals will be played at the El Madrigal Stadium on 4th May from 12:30 AM (IST). The Match will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network and you can see it online on Sony Liv.
Villarreal vs Liverpool: Winning Prediction
Liverpool has a 2-0 lead in aggregate and is undoubtedly the better side. They are the clear favorites and thus we predict that Jurgen Klopp’s men will secure a win in the second leg to make it through to the UEFA Champions League 2022 Finals.