Champions League 2018/19: Liverpool Lineup vs Barcelona

Champions League 2018/19: Liverpool Lineup vs Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp’s men are targeting a place in the competition’s final for a second consecutive year while the hosts are making their first semi-final appearance in four years.

Both sides come into the tie on the back of encouraging displays in the quarter-finals.

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  • Barcelona have won more Champions League games against English sides (27) than any side has won against clubs from a particular nation in the competition’s history.
  • Liverpool have never lost in four previous away meetings with Barcelona in all competitions (W2 D2) – against no other side do they have a better unbeaten away record in all European competition (also four vs Porto).
  • Liverpool are the only English side to win away at Barcelona in European competition, beating them 1-0 in the 1975-76 UEFA Cup and 2-1 in the 2006-07 Champions League.
  • Barcelona have only progressed from one of their four European Cup/Champions league semi-finals against English opposition, having been knocked out in 1974-75 by Leeds United, 2007-08 by Man Utd and 2011-12 by Chelsea. Their only such progression came in 2008-09 against Chelsea, before beating Man Utd in the final in Rome.
  • This is Liverpool’s 11th appearance in the European Cup/Champions League semi-finals – they’ve progressed from eight of their previous 10, failing only in 1964-65 (vs Inter) and 2007-08 (vs Chelsea).

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  1. Wijnaldum
  2. Mané
  3. Salah
  4. Keïta
  5. Fabinho
  6. Milner
  7. Robertson
  8. van Dijk
  9. Matip
  10. Gomez
  11. Alisson


  1. Dejan Lovren
  2. Roberto Firmino
  3. Jordan Henderson
  4. Simon Mignolet
  5. Xherdan Shaqiri
  6. Divock Origi
  7. Trent Alexander-Arnold

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