Liverpool suffered a tough 3-0 defeat in the first leg at Anfield. They would have considered themselves unlucky not to have scored after missing some good goalscoring opportunities.

Liverpool have a mountain to climb in the Champions League semi-final.

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Barcelona have won both of their previous Champions League visits to Anfield against Liverpool, coming out on top 3-1 in November 2001 and 1-0 in March 2007, though they crashed out on away goals in that last-16 tie 12 years ago.
That makes the Catalan giants the only away side to win more than once at Anfield in the Champions League era.

This is the 10th meeting between the sides overall, six of which came in a six-year period between 2001 and 2007. Each side has now recorded three wins, with Barcelona scoring nine goals to Liverpool’s six, though the Premier League side have won all three two-legged contests on aggregate.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Origi, Mane

Barcelona possible starting lineup:

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho

Liverpool FC Form & Team News

Mohamed Salah is a major doubt for Liverpool after suffering a head injury at Newcastle. Roberto Firmino is ruled out of the encounter, leaving Sadio Mane as the only member of the regular front three likely to start on Tuesday. He could be joined by Divock Origi who scored the winner against the Magpies.

The Reds made a swift return to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-2 Premier League victory over Newcastle to return to the top of the EPL table. Jurgen Klopp’s men have maintained a great home record in recent matches with six straight wins at Anfield and are priced at 2.05 for a victory on Tuesday.

FC Barcelona Form & Team News

Barcelona hold a major advantage heading into the second leg following the 3-0 victory at the Nou Camp last week. Lionel Messi was the star of the show, scoring a brace for the Blaugrana including a superb free kick.

Ernesto Valverde’s men have already won the Spanish La Liga title and have their attentions on the Champions League title. Messi was among a number of key players rested in a 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Liverpool vs Barcelona Match Stats

Liverpool are unbeaten in 19 consecutive matches at home in all competitions
Barcelona meanwhile have won their last five matches in all competitions
Blaugrana have won on both of their previous Champions League visits to Anfield

Liverpool vs Barcelona Head-to-Head

Previous Results:
21 Feb 2007 – Barcelona 1-2 Liverpool – UEFA Champions League
06 Mar 2007 – Liverpool 0-1 Barcelona – UEFA Champions League
01 May 2019 – Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool – UEFA Champions League

Head-to-Head Record
Liverpool wins: 3
Draws: 3
Barcelona wins: 3

Liverpool vs Barcelona Match Up

With Salah a doubt for Tuesday’s clash Mane will be tasked with carrying the bulk of Liverpool’s attacking threat. The Senegal forward has scored six goals in his last 10 matches across all competitions, including three in his last four Champions League appearances.

Messi has been the standout player for Barcelona this season with 12 goals in the Champions League. The Argentine forward also scored twice in the first leg win and will be confident of once again getting past the Liverpool defence.

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