A year ago’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig will have thought they’d drawn the short straw when this tie was declared in December, however, the German outfit may see things distinctively now as they bring a four-match dominating run into this conflict against a floundering Liverpool side. They’ll hope to add to their rivals’ hardships by beginning admirably, and scored twice before HT in their last two UEFA Champions Group (UCL) matches.
What isn’t in support of themselves is that this ‘home leg’ is being held in impartial Budapest, in spite of the fact that Leipzig’s UCL record when confronting English resistance is promising (W3, L1), similar to the reality they drove at HT in two of those three successes – something they oversaw in their past three serious games as well.
Jürgen Klopp’s 300th game responsible for Liverpool saw them tumble to a 3-1 annihilation at Leicester notwithstanding his side starting to lead the pack, an outcome that made it three Head Group misfortunes in succession – the first run through Liverpool have done that since November 2014. Be that as it may, they have a helpful record against German resistance in Europe, unbeaten in ten games following destruction to Leverkusen back in 2002 (W7, D3).
Their record against German sides at impartial settings is somewhat less solid (W2, D1, L1), yet with Liverpool’s last four serious matches including a goalless first half, and the reality their past four successes all left away from home and by a 2+ objective edge, they obviously have a strong establishment to expand upon as they hope to improve that record.
Players to watch: Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku scored in the blink of an eye before HT last break – four of his five serious strikes this term separated the 40th-55th moment. Mohamed Salah makes some most loved memories period as well – he’s scored four objectives between the 55th-70th moment across Liverpool’s last four games.
Hot streak: Liverpool hasn’t surrendered before the 55th moment in seven straight UCL apparatuses.