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Another England vs Spain encounter sees Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool go head-to-head against Unai Emery's Villarreal in the Champions League first-leg on Wednesday night. 

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head Preview

Match Details: Champions League
Semi-final: Liverpool vs Villarreal 
Date: 27th April 2022 
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England
Time: 9 pm (CEST)
Referee: Szymon Marciniak

The Reds have nothing to fear as they conquered two big games in back-to-back weeks as they annihilated Manchester United before seeing off Everton this week. 

Klopp's men are on a mission to win the historic quadruple, and seeing Liverpool's current form, it would not be doubtful to see them achieve this milestone.  

Villarreal are underdogs and illustrated in their last Champions League clash what they are capable of, Unai Emery and Klopp are old foes, and Emery holds a slight edge over Klopp. This will be an energy-sapping meeting for Emery's men, who will need to step up to the plate. 

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head Results

Date Result Competition 
06 May 2016Liverpool 3-0 VillarrealEuropa League
29 Apr 2016Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool Europa League 

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head Form Guide

Liverpool: W-W-W-D-D

Villarreal: W-W-D-D-W

Liverpool vs Villarreal: UCL Trivia

- Villarreal have not won any of their last eight away games in England in all competition. (D3 L5). 

- Unai Emery has faced Jurgen Klopp five times, once with Sevilla and four times with Arsenal and their game have produced 26 goals (5.2 per game on average).

- After Karim Benzema's most chances created (15), Daniel Parejo has the second-best chances created in the Champions League (14). 

- Mohamed Salah is looking to break his own Champions League goals record (10) for the 2017-18 season; currently, he is at eight goals to his name.  

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head Flashback

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Predicted XI and team news

Klopp will have the availability of all his players in the first leg, although Roberto Firmino still remains in doubt for the fixture after picking up a foot injury in the Merseyside derby. 

On the other hand, Villarreal are likely to miss Alberto Moreno as he remains on the sideline with a ruptured cruciate ligament, and Gerard Moreno is also set to miss out this meeting. 

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz

Villarreal (4-4-2): Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Parejo, Coquelin, Capoue; Lo Celso; Chukwueze, Danjuma

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head Prediction 

This could be a one-sided affair, but the Reds shouldn't take Villarreal loosely, who can conjure from any chances. But the Yellow Submarine will have to get under the skin of Liverpool to get something out of nothing. 

Klopp knows Villarreal has a solid pedigree, and he will make his men aware of the fact that the Spanish giants can capitalize on the smallest of mistakes, but the Reds can soak up any type of pressure and knows how to get their business done. 

Score Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal  

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