Villarreal vs Liverpool – Liverpool will look to complete the job against Villarreal in the second leg of their semi-final clash at La Ceramica tomorrow.
However, even though Villarreal kept their clean sheet until half-time, Klopp’s team broke through twice in the second stanza.
A Jordan Henderson cross was headed home by Pervis Estupinan past a weak Geronimo Rulli, and Sadio Mane added a second to give Liverpool a commanding first-leg lead.
Villarreal lost 2-1 to Alaves in Saturday’s La Liga match, with a much-changed XI, and now welcome Liverpool to a place where Juventus and Bayern Munich both lost.
However, a 12-game unbeaten run at home helps Villarreal erase a two-goal deficit in a Champions League semi-final.
But Emery’s team failed to register a single shot on target in the first leg, and few bets will be placed on the La Liga side buying their tickets to the showpiece event today.
With less than a month left in the 2021-22 season, Liverpool can still achieve the quadruple dream after slowing Newcastle United’s momentum on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester City returned to the top of the table after defeating Leeds United 1-0 at St James’ Park, despite the Premier League denying a request to move the game.
Villarreal must better their 1-0 win over Liverpool at La Ceramica in the 2015-16 Europa League semi-finals if Emery is to add a Champions League trophy to his sparkling collection.
Villarreal vs Liverpool – Betting Analysis
Only Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and AC Milan have made more final appearances in Europe’s major cup tournament than Liverpool.
Liverpool’s win at Newcastle was their fifth in a row in all competitions, and their first road defeat since December, when they fell to Leicester City.
Liverpool won all five of their away Champions League games in 2021-22, scoring at least two goals in each, and Villarreal will need to better their 1-0 win over
Many teams have struggled on the Ceramica surface in recent months, but Villarreal failed to score at Anfield and have suffered forward injuries at the worst possible time.
While Liverpool may struggle to establish their supremacy outside of Anfield, a resurgent side should be unbeatable in the final.