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Liverpool vs AS Roma: 5 players who could decide the tie

Uday Jaria
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Liverpool v A.S. Roma - UEFA Champions League Semi Final
It's Jurgen Klopp vs Eusebio Di Francesco

Liverpool and AS Roma fans all over the world are eagerly awaiting the Champions League semi-finals between the two biggest surprise packages of the season.

The Reds beat their league rivals, Manchester City, whereas, AS Roma's comeback against the favourites, Barcelona was remarkable on its own.

AS Roma will be playing in the semi-finals of the CL after 34 years, whereas, Liverpool will take part in the semis for the first time since 2007-2008 season.

We are lining up for an interesting tie and the first leg will be played at Anfield on 25 March. Both the teams have many talented players at their helm and Liverpool's hero, Mohamed Salah will be playing against his former side for the first time since his move.

Right on this note, let us look at the five players who will be the keys to deciding the first leg between Liverpool and AS Roma.


#5 Roberto Firmino

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool - Premier League
Huddersfield Town v Liverpool - Premier League

Mohamed Salah is likely to get most of the attention from the opposing defenders and this may give Roberto Firmino a bit of freedom in the game which can massively affect the outcome.

The Brazillian is the pivotal figure of Jurgen Klopp's system at Liverpool and most of their games revolve around him.


He scored 15 goals in the PL this season and is Liverpool's joint-most goal scorer in the Champions League.

Firmino gets the best out of his teammates and the Reds usually play well whenever he is in his form.

He creates space for his teammates with his intelligent gameplay and that helps them to thrive in and link up with each other.

AS Roma's defenders are going to have a tough time at Anfield as Liverpool's sensational front three will go into the game in a good form.

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