The Liverpool team advanced against its Spanish counterpart Villarreal 2-0, during the match that the two teams are currently meeting at “Anfield” in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League for the current season 2021-2022.
The first goal came through captain Jordan Henderson in the 53rd minute from a shot from the right side through Mohamed Salah’s pass, then Sadio Mane scored the second goal in the 55th minute from a magical pass for Salah.
The Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, came in the basic formation of the match: Goalkeeper: Alisson / Defense Line: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Konate – Virgil van Dijk – Andrew Robertson / Midfield: Thiago – Fabinho – Henderson / Forward line: Mohamed Salah – Sadio Mane – Luis Diaz.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery announced the formation of the yellow submarine, which came as follows: Goalkeepers: Jeronimo Rulli / Defense line: Pau Torres – Raul Albiol – Pervis Estopinan – Foyth / Midfield: Coquelin – Etienne Capoy – Dani Parejo / Forward line: Giovanni Lo Celso, Danjuma, Chikwezi.
Liverpool entered the match in search of the three points to discuss securing qualification for the Champions League final for the current season, for fear of surprises by Villarreal, who managed to eliminate both Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Liverpool qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League after eliminating Benfica, 6-4, on aggregate.
While Villarreal reached the semi-finals after beating Bayern Munich 2-1 on aggregate.
The two teams had previously met in the semi-finals of the European League 2015-2016 season, when Villarreal won the first leg 1-0, before Liverpool returned to qualify for the next round after winning a 3-0 victory in the return leg.
It is scheduled to meet the winner between Liverpool against Villarreal in the two matches, the other side of Manchester City against Real Madrid.