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).