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Liverpool XI vs Villarreal: Keita and Jota start UCL semi-final clash

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The two Champions League semi-finalists have announced their official lineups for the upcoming game.

Liverpool will face Villarreal in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. The Reds go into the game being 2-0 ahead on aggregate, but Jurgen Klopp has preferred to stick to his usual lineup.

The Reds manager has made three changes to the lineup that played in the first leg. Naby Keita starts ahead of Jordan Henderson in midfield, while Diogo Jota replaces Luis Diaz in Liverpool’s starting XI.

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Villarreal vs Liverpool: Official lineups

Here are the two side’s confirmed lineups for the game.

Villarreal XI: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupinan; Lo Celso, Capoue, Parejo, Coquelin; Moreno, Dia.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane.

Villarreal come into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Alaves on Saturday. The Yellow Submarines will play with two changes compared to the first leg.

The forward duo of Gerard Moreno and Boulaye Dia will replace Samuel Chukwueze and Arnaut Danjuma, who couldn’t find the back of the net at Anfield.

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