Liverpool have been pitted against Roma in the Champions League semi-finals, and fans have responded bullishly to the draw.
Supporters have been waiting with bated breath to see who Jurgen Klopp‘s side would face in the semis, and all has now been revealed.
Roma will stand between Liverpool and a place in next month’s final in Kiev, with Salah doing battle against his former club.
The Giallorossi enjoyed a stunning win of their own against Barcelona, overturning a 4-1 first leg deficit to win 3-0 on Tuesday.
The first leg will take place at Anfield on April 24/25, with the return fixture at Stadio Olimpico on May 1/2. Bayern Munich take on Real Madrid in the other tie.
Here’s how fans have reacted to the news on social media and our forums.
Clean sheet at Anfield and we should be going to Kiev.
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) April 13, 2018
Won’t be an easy game against Roma, but what a draw for #LFC. Starting to feel like our names might be on this…
— Si Steers (@sisteers) April 13, 2018
Fantastic draw. Bring it on! What an occasion for @22mosalah.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) April 13, 2018
Electric Anfield required again! No complacency, utter resolve and the route to the final is there for #LFC
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) April 13, 2018
Really difficult team to play if they turn up on the night. Not to be underestimated but if we play to our ability we can do this. Clean sheet at our place is a must I feel. Proper exciting though. Can’t wait. C’mon you Reds.
– Martin Emsley on Facebook.
Roma have their qualities, but Liverpool *should* beat them over two legs, even with the second leg away.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) April 13, 2018
Salah vs Alisson #narrative
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) April 13, 2018
That'll do. That'll do.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) April 13, 2018
AS Roma lads pic.twitter.com/xQyYMW0woi
— Billy Liddell (@Liddellpool) April 13, 2018
Well, this is very exciting! Happy with Roma, especially knowing there won’t be any complacency from the team just because they aren’t Bayern/Madrid.
Glad we avoided the Bernabeu. It’s been a bit of a graveyard for unbiased officiating in recent years.
– LFCFFC on the forums.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) April 13, 2018
Downsides = being at home first & the pressure of being clear favourites – but Liverpool were favourites against Porto & that went well, & home first vs City, and that went well. Roma are a good side, clearly. Won't be easy, but gives the Reds a decent chance of making the final
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) April 13, 2018
Would rather have the trip to Rome first but best possible draw that. ?
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) April 13, 2018
What a draw!!! If we can mirror a similar result both home and away like City then…Boooooom!
– Ady Parsons on Facebook.
Just get Houllier to march out before kick-off at Anfield and we've got this.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 13, 2018
2nd leg will be very very tough at their place.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) April 13, 2018
The results are in: Champions League semi-finals will see Liverpool against Roma and Bayern Munich against Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/4w0v0WwQyE
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) April 13, 2018
Decent draw pic.twitter.com/ZANPXyR07Q
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) April 13, 2018
Think this is a great draw for us. Roma had a great result v Barca but they are miles off the pace in Serie A which is not as good a League. Would have preferred second leg at home but all in all a great draw.
– KMD1951 on the forums.
Liverpool are favourites to reach the Champions League final. Sounds pretty good that, doesn't it?
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) April 13, 2018
Would have preferred second leg at home but not a bad draw considering. Roma in semi for a reason though. No easy games at this stage ??????
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) April 13, 2018
Have #LFC had any big European Cup games in Rome before? ?
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) April 13, 2018
Liverpool have played Roma 5 times in European Competition. 3 times in the European Cup. 2 times in the UEFA Cup. #LFC have lost 1, drawn 1 and won 3 – including the 1984 European Cup Final. #UCL #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/5LtTosFJVy
— LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) April 13, 2018
Can’t wait to see how VvD puts Dzeko in his pocket. YNWA!!!
– Aleksandar Pendzerkovski on Facebook.
— Joe Rimmer (@JoeRimmer88) April 13, 2018
The last time the 4 semi-finalists were from Italy, England, Germany and Spain was in 1981. The winners were Liverpool.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 13, 2018
Roma will also be happy with the draw I think. 2nd leg in Rome & they also avoid Madrid & Bayern (1 & 2 in UEFA Club coefficient rankings). They have a strong spine with Alisson, Manolas, de Rossi, Nainggolan, Strootman & Dzeko. A lot of experience in their ranks.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) April 13, 2018
— Hari Sethi (@Hari_Sethi) April 13, 2018