Liverpool vs AS Roma | Uefa Champions League semi-final, first leg | Tuesday, 7:45pm BST | Anfield
Champions League glory is only three games away for Liverpool as they kick off their semi-final tie against AS Roma at home on Tuesday night.
Liverpool’s reward for knocking out Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate is a two-legged tie against Italians Roma in the final four of the competition.
Jurgen Klopp may have been pleased to avoid Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the draw, but Roma’s stunning turnaround against Barcelona in the quarters – winning 3-0 at home to progress 4-4 on away goals – shows the attack-minded Giallorossi fear nobody in Europe.
Liverpool host Roma at Anfield with kick-off scheduled for 7:45pm on Tuesday, April 24.
TV, online and live stream coverage
The match will be televised on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the video player and BT Sport app.
You can follow all the build-up and action from 6:30pm with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.
Liverpool vs Roma: Team news, latest odds, TV details and prediction for Champions League semi-final.
What is it?
Why, it’s the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between five-time European Cup winners Liverpool and Roma.
When is it?
The match at Anfield is tonight, Tuesday April 24.
What time is kick-off?
German referee Felix Brych will get the match under way at 7.45pm (BST).
What TV channel is it on?
BT Sport will be broadcasting the match with their programme starting at 7pm. Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and follow all the build-up right here before our live minute-by-minute commentary gets under way following Brych’s peep of the whistle. Post-match analysis, reaction and match report will, of course, follow shortly afterwards.
Champions League semi-final | Liverpool vs AS Roma.
What is the team news?
Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne is back in training but is likely to be on the bench for the Champions League semi-final first leg at home to Roma.
The England international missed Saturday’s draw against West Brom with a muscle injury but has now recovered, although Trent Alexander-Arnold – rested at The Hawthorns – is expected to start against the Italians.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will recall all his big names after making five changes at the weekend, meaning a return for the likes of Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
After serving his one-match suspension, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is expected to return to Liverpool’s midfiled.
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Roma have already upset the odds more than once in this season’s European campaign. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side emerged from a tight Group C as winners as they pipped Chelsea to top spot. Atletico Madrid could only finish third and were knocked out of the competition altogether.