Champions League: Liverpool v Roma- Preview

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JOHANNESBURG: Liverpool set to play host Roma at Anfield on Tuesday in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.

The Republic Mail takes a look at team news, television details, key players and predications for the UEFA Champions League semi-final.

What is it?

It’s the first leg of UEFA Champions League between five time European champions Liverpool and AS Roma.

When is the game?

The game are at Anfield, England, will be played on Tuesday 24 April.

What time is the Kick-off?

South Africans will get the match under way at 20:45pm.

Where to watch?

SuperSport 3 (Ss3) will be broadcasting the match, with the match build up starting at 20:00pm, football fans can follow SuperSport 3 for the latest, Post-match analysis, reaction and match report, before kick-off.

What are the possible Line-ups for both Clubs?

Liverpool (Home): Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Roma (Away): Alisson Backer, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, De Rossi, Strootman, Nainggolan, Perotti, Dzeki, Under

Who are the key players for both clubs?

Liverpool: Mohamed Salah

Mo Salah ‘The Egyptian King’ named by Liverpool fans, he will be a key player against his former team Roma. He is so sensational this season scoring 41 goals in all competitions and being named PFA player of the year. He lifted Egypt to the first ever FIFA World Cup since 1990; and also helped the Reds to reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals by scoring twice in the first leg and second leg against Manchester City.

Roma: Edin Dzeko

A serious threat for Liverpool is Dzeko. The Giallorossi marksman has scored six in the UEFA Champions league this season, and he will be hoping to continue scoring more goals as he will be aiming to take his side to the dream final in Kyiv on May, 26.

What is The Republic Mail prediction?

After dumping out England new Champions, Manchester City out of the competition, Liverpool is the strongest candidates to win the game on Tuesday night as Klopp will have same game plan, which is defending and hook Roma on counter attack.

The Republic Mail Prediction: Liverpool 3 Roma 0