Liverpool remain fighting for honours on a further three fronts this season – Man City stand in our way to all three, but they have issues before Wembley.
Man City with double injury concern
Partly that will be the managers looking for an advantage and a change to the draw last time around – but for City at least, it’ll also be down to injuries.
The right-back needs more tests, while the Belgian midfielder faces around 10 days out – so could return against Real Madrid.
Reds request a time change to avoid 12:30 start
Jurgen Klopp has had enough of the Wednesday-early Saturday routine!
That would mean we face the Magpies at 7:45pm on 30 April instead of over seven hours earlier, arranging for a more reasonable recovery period following the clash with Villarreal.
Another day, another presser
- Mohamed Salah is phenomenal but even he is human, says the boss – that’s the basic explanation for why he started as sub against Benfica
- Jurgen Klopp acknowledged that the Reds struggled in more than one area of the pitch against Man City, hinting at changes to come – while Diogo Jota took a knock against Benfica before the semi-final
- Villarreal pose a threat as the kings of cups for the Reds; that and more Klopp discussed in his pre-match press conference, which we’ve picked four key things out for you to know
Latest Liverpool FC news
- Reds fans were massively impressed by Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, who made a real impact across the two legs and is linked with a move to England
- Incoming youngster Fabio Carvalho has been nominated for the Championship Young Player of the Season award, while ex-Red Dom Solanke is in the running for the main prize
- And the LFC U18s have seen their title hopes take a big hit after suffering defeat to…yep, you guessed it, Man City
Latest Premier League chat
- Lucas Ocampos will only move to West Ham or Wolves if they stump up £58m to trigger his release clause, which is a long-winded way of saying he won’t be joining either of them
- Arsenal served notice of their intent to catch up with London rivals Chelsea in every possible regard by having fans thrown out for chanting homophobic abuse against Brighton
Tweet of the day and match of the night
Literally the hardest league to win in Europe at the moment! For either club, though…
??????? Manchester City and Liverpool are the only sides in Europe's top 5 leagues this season to have put together a winning streak of 10 games or more. Pushing each other all the way for the title
? Man City – 74pts
? Liverpool – 73pts pic.twitter.com/szJKZTJnwf
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 14, 2022
Tonight’s late games are Europa-flavoured. Can we interest you in a Barcelona – Eintracht affair?