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Roma vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

10:00 GMT+3 02/05/2018
Kostas Manolas, Roma, Roberto Firmino, Liverpool
The Premier League side have one foot in the Champions League final and they will aim to finish the job in Rome

Liverpool head into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final clash against Roma holding a formidable lead, but they will have to be wary of the Italians' capacity for a comeback.

Jurgen Klopp's Mohamed Salah-inspired Reds won the first leg 5-2 at Anfield, which is a favourable result, but the Giallorossi's two away goals mean that they still have a reasonable chance.

The Serie A outfit were similarly trailing Barcelona in the quarter-final only to claim a shock away-goals triumph and they will need to show the same resilience at the Olimpico on Wednesday.

A trip to Kiev to face either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich awaits the victors and both sides will be doing their utmost to ensure that they are the ones going to Ukraine at the end of May.

Game Roma vs Liverpool
Date Wednesday, May 2
Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV, as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. 

You can also follow updates from the game live on Goal .

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 2 BT Sport app

Squads & Team News

Position Roma players
Goalkeepers Alisson, Romagnoli, Skorupski
Defenders Luca Pellegrini, Juan, Capradossi, Fazio, Peres, Karsdorp, Manolas, Kolarov
Midfielders Nainggolan, Strootman, Lorenzo Pellegrini, De Rossi, Under, Gonalons, Florenzi, Gerson
Forwards Perotti, Dzeko, Schick, Defrel, El-Shaarawy

Roma have been dealt a blow with the news that Diego Perotti, who scored in the first leg, will be unavailable, while Netherlands international Kevin Strootman has also been ruled out, meaning there will be changes in midfield at the very least.

Potential Roma starting XI: Alisson; Kolarov, Manolas, Fazio, Peres; Nainggolan, Lorenzo, De Rossi; El-Shaarawy, Schick, Dzeko.

Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward
Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold
Midfielders Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Can
Forwards Firmino, Salah, Ings, Woodburn

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not going to be involved after suffering knee ligament damage in the first leg, while Joel Matip and Adam Lallana are other absentees.

Emre Can, who has been linked with a move away from the club, is also unlikely to feature.

Potential Liverpool starting XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum; Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Betting & Match Odds

Liverpool and Roma are both rated 6/4 by dabblebet  to win at the Olimpico, with a draw deemed a 14/5 bet.

However, the Reds are firm favourites to book their place in the final at 1/16, with Roma's chances priced at 15/2.

Click here to see all of dabblebet's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

The off-field violence that overshadowed the first leg after a fan was  left in a critical condition  continues to be a point of concern heading into the return fixture. As such, both clubs have placed an emphasis on supporter safety in the Italian capital for what is sure to be a tense affair.

With football paling into insignificance in the aftermath of such horrific events, players on both sides will have to attempt to retain their focus amid the fraught atmosphere when they face off in the second leg at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

Roma appeared to be well out of the tie when the Reds went 5-0 up at Anfield, but they managed to salvage some hope from the wreckage by scoring two late away goals, meaning that they will go through if they can win - as they did against Barca - with a 3-0 scoreline.

However, Klopp's fearsome trident of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are among the most prolific attackers in Europe this season and they will likely be difficult to contain, even for a team boasting home advantage.

Indeed, if Eusebio Di Francesco's Romans are to stand any chance, they will have to have learned their lessons from the first leg, where they simply could not cope with the might of the Merseysiders' front-line.