Barcelona vs Liverpool (By: Writer)
Barcelona - Liverpool
1st leg - semi-final
At first glance we have one great gift in this soft. So, home win. Barca is in top form and Messi is also excellent. However, I'm not sure hosts are a big favorite in this game. Many experts expect high scoring. I am not sure. True, both teams are very aggressive and precise; however, I expect a cautious match on both sides. It should be admitted that the Spanish league was very average this season. On the other hand, Premier League is a very strong league with a great number of excellent teams.
Anyway, Barcelona is a very dominant team at home. In February they had two consecutive draws for four days against Valencia in the league and against R. Madrid in Copa del Rey. In any case, they have great chances in this game. But, IMO, both teams are very strong.
On the other hand, Klopp is likely to pay attention to his backline. Visitors are a very aggressive and efficient team. However, they can make low scoring, or in this case, they can spend more time in the central field. I'm not sure they will go to an open game. Of course, they are unpredictable. Barca must enter their energy to attack. On the other hand, visitors can raise their defense and thus keep their opponent away from their net. This is one scenario.
The other scenario is that Liverpool is attacked, quite unexpectedly, and thus makes the advantage and at the same time a lot of trouble for their opponent. Otherwise, Firmino will miss this game. It is very important for visitors.
In any case, this will be a very exciting match. This is actually the final before the finals.
So, we will watch the fight of Messi - Suarez - Coutinho vs. Mane - Salah - Sturridge. In any case, I expect draw in this game.
Barcelona vs Liverpool predictions
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