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Liverpool will take on Roma in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield
Jurgen Klopp has advocated Liverpool lovers to “make one of the very special atmospheres on the planet soccer” in Anfield since they take on Roma in the Champions League.
Liverpool welcome the side into their semi-final first-leg tie on Tuesday evening, also Klopp is expecting the surroundings in the arena can help his team take a step towards the final in Kiev.
Klopp did advocate fans to demonstrate regard to Roma subsequent horrible scenes before the quarter-final using Manchester City a month, but is optimistic it won’t be an issue.
“They produce some of the very unique atmospheres in world soccer,” Klopp said. “From the arena, I do not know precisely if the air could be greater than it was against Manchester City, but when it is possible let us try. All these are the very particular moments.
“From the arena, do it better and again; beyond the scene, please reveal the esteem we must show. This can be such a wonderful soccer team, an outstanding soccer family, famous for excellent atmospheres all around the world.
“If we could do exactly what we did, producing a feeling in the front of the scene, let us do it I am a huge fan of this. However, please, show the respect they deserve.”
Roma will come up against a familiar face when they arrive in Anfield, with Mohamed Salah likely to begin for Liverpool after his PFA Player of the Year triumph on Sunday evening.
Roma manager, Eusebio di Francesco, stated: “We have not ready the game according to Salah. He is not here anymore, but that I will call about the likes of [Cengiz] Under. We will clearly focus more on their very best players, however not just on Salah.
“Liverpool will have the fans in their side, but our off fans will encourage us. We will need to play as a group more than ever before. Liverpool are distinct to Barcelona concerning speed and we will need to play well to win”
Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne is back in practice but is very likely to be on the bench after missing Saturday’s draw against West Brom with a muscle injury, but has recovered.
Trent Alexander-Arnold — rested in The Hawthorns — is expected to start against the Italians and Klopp will remember each of his big titles after making five changes in the weekend, meaning that a likely yield for Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
For Roma, Diego Perotti has can make a return after being sidelined for three months, though Rick Karsdorp and Gregoire Defrel are set to overlook harm.