Barcelona Lineup Vs Liverpool: Here is how the Blaugrana could lineup against Liverpool at Nou Camp on Wednesday.
Barcelona will face Liverpool after a span of 12 years in the Champions League. The Blaugrana will invite the Reds to Nou Camp on Wednesday night and it might prove to be an exciting contest between two world-class sides who look to end their Champions League drought.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 30, 2019
FC Barcelona, who were crowned as the La Liga Champions in the weekend are aiming for the treble. Ernesto Valverde’s side have set up a grand finale with Valencia in the Copa Del Rey on May 26 and the Barcelona faithful will hope to see their team participate in the European competition finals. But, they would have to overcome Liverpool, who were the runners-up to Real Madrid last season.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have picked up their momentum over the last few weeks. The Reds have won ten games on a trot and look to emphasize their winning run against FC Barcelona in the Champions League. Their centre-forward Roberto Firmino is a potential doubt for the first leg against suffering a slight tear to his groin. The rest of the squad are fit and firing ahead of this game.
We shall look at FC Barcelona’s team news and predicted lineup as they take on Liverpool on Wednesday night.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 29, 2019
FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde do not have any injury headache heading into this game. Midfielder Rafinho, who suffered a cruciate ligament injury will continue to sit on the sidelines.
Philippe Coutinho will likely start ahead of Ousmane Dembélé tomorrow. The Brazilian seems to have regained confidence and not playing him would be risk. Dembélé is still missing rhythm after returning from his injury. [sport] pic.twitter.com/EzMh2Y41ZG
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) April 30, 2019
📰 [AS] | Dembélé leaves a path for Coutinho
🔶 The Frenchman has not yet recovered his form from before his injury and the Brazilian, who is pointing to the starting lineup against Liverpool, has shown signs of improvement in his last matches pic.twitter.com/xvXFmyJcP9
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) April 29, 2019
Manager Valverde is yet to decide on the player who will start in the attacking flank with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. The battle is between Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. The former has produced much-improved performances over the last few weeks, while Ousmane Dembele has been hanging around with the second-string team following an injury layoff.
The back four and midfield are expected to remain the same on Wednesday night.
FC Barcelona: Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez.