The side who have won this competition the most out of any other English club are also in this year’s semi-finals, where they will take on Villarreal.
On paper it may look like an easy way through to the final, but Liverpool should not underestimate their opponents who have pulled off major scalps in getting this far in the competition.
But, Liverpool’s squad is among the best in Europe, and so it is highly likely that they will make it through to what would be their third Champions League final in the space of just a few years.
Brazilian Goalkeeper Alisson is arguably the best in the world in his position, as are Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the back-line. Andy Robertson, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate are all highly dependable players as well.
Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara help Liverpool control games in midfield, but it is up front where the Reds are stacked with an abundance of talent. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been among the best forwards in football for quite some time, and Roberto Firmino is still an effective option.
Diogo Jota is extremely dangerous and can score goals, and new signing Luis Diaz has impressed so far. Divock Origi is also a useful option off the bench and has previously scored some important goals for Liverpool in this competition.
In their 10 matches in this campaign, they have scored 25 goals, averaging 2.5 a game. The Reds are able to stifle their opponents with their relentless pressing and then when back in control of the ball, it is hard to get it off them.
Liverpool have averaged just under 60% possession in every game in this year’s campaign. They also stifle their opponents defensively with 381 ball recoveries in those 10 games, with an average of 42 per game. Jurgen Klopp’s side are not easy to beat, but it can be done. As shown by Inter Milan, it just requires a moment of brilliance.
History is on Liverpool’s side here though, with six wins previously in this competition, with their last win coming in 2019 showing they have the experience necessary to win here. They have also won the Europa League three times, and the UEFA Super Cup four times, so they will be looking to add another piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet.
The odds of Liverpool winning the competition are at 6/5.