Barcelona Lineup Vs Liverpool: Here is how the Blaugrana could lineup against Liverpool on Tuesday.
Barcelona will face Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League at Anfield. The Blaugrana carry a three-goal cushion to England, courtesy to Lionel Messi’s brace and Luis Suarez’s opener in the first leg at Nou Camp last week.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 6, 2019
Ernesto Valverde’s side faltered to Celta Vigo in the weekend, but he rested the majority of the squad to keep them fresh ahead of the huge clash on Tuesday. On the other hand, Liverpool were forced to work their socks off against Newcastle United to procure three points and breathe down the neck of Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
It will be an interesting game as the Reds will be on their toes to get an early game to shift their momentum. Barcelona were beaten 3-0 by AS Roma last season and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his side would be able to replicate the same and enter the Champions League finals for the second time in two years.
Lionel Messi spoke about his desire to lift the Champions League before the start of this season and the club are on the verge of achieving that success. The whole Barcelona squad will be fresh and they would be hoping to carry their momentum in this tie to move to Madrid.
We shall look at Barcelona’s team news, injury news, and predicted lineup.
Cover | ‘1 goal at Anfield’ [sport]
• The team believes that scoring one goal away against Liverpool is important to knockout the opponent without suffering.
• With main players already rested, Valverde probably will use a 442 to protect Ter Stegen’s goal. pic.twitter.com/rSUYBwejdR
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) May 5, 2019
Ernesto Valverde was dealt with a huge blow when Ousmane Dembele was forced to be withdrawn against Celta Vigo on Saturday. The French International picked up a hamstring injury and is likely to face some time on the sidelines. Rafinha, who ruptured his knee ligament will continue to sit on the treatment table.
Barcelona manager has warned his whole squad ahead of this titanic fixture.
“Liverpool are a team that can make any opponent suffer,”
“And of course last year we had a three-goal advantage in the Quarter-finals and we were knocked out.” said Valverde.
Valverde is considering betting on a 4-4-2 with Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal and Sergi Roberto in midfield against Liverpool tomorrow. [sport] pic.twitter.com/s4Ua1eu9sz
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) May 6, 2019
📰 [SPORT] | The unknowns of Valverde, on the sides and midfield
🔶 In the last half hour of Barça-Liverpool Semedo occupied the right side and Sergi Roberto the midfield.
🔷 Arturo Vidal and Coutinho coincided in the lineup during the first hour the game. pic.twitter.com/v244pImG0s
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 6, 2019
Barcelona: Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Lionel Messi.