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Sports News of Tuesday, 7 May 2019


LIVE UPDATES: Liverpool vs Barcelona ( Champions League)

Good evening and welcome to our live text coverage as Liverpool host Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final second leg this evening.

Jurgen Klopp's side face an uphill challenge to overturn a three-goal deficit against Barcelona - with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both ruled out.

The Champions League may provide an unnecessary distraction for the Reds, with their Premier League title hopes still alive going into the final game of the season with Wolves next Sunday.

Realistically they may need to win by four against the Catalan club to stand any hope of progression to the final for the second season in a row, as any away goal for the visitors will give them an additional advantage.

Can Liverpool complete mission impossible?

Barcelona have won both of their previous Champions League visits to Anfield against Liverpool, winning 3-1 in November 2001 and 1-0 in March 2007.

The La Liga champions are the only away side to win more than once at Anfield in the Champions League.

We’ll be bringing you all the build-up from Anfield, including the all-important team news.

Game kicks off at 7pm GMT. Stay with us.