Liverpool vs Villarreal: how many goals do Liverpool need to score to reach the final? Full permutations

Can the Reds make a comeback yet again at Anfield tonight?

James Orr
Thursday 05 May 2016 15:10
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Jurgen Klopp and the returning Danny Ings during training on Wednesday
Jurgen Klopp and the returning Danny Ings during training on Wednesday

Tonight in the Europa League, Liverpool host Villarreal at Anfield in the semi-final second-leg as they aim to avenge the 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

For the tie not to go into extra-time, the Premier League side need to win by at least two goals.

A 2-0 win for the Reds puts them through to the final, as does a 3-1 or 4-2 victory. A one goal victory other than 1-0 that forces extra time, though, would see Villarreal advance on away goals. A 2-1 Liverpool victory, for example, means a 2-2 aggregate scoreline - but will send Villarreal through because of the away goal.

"If we play our best then we can go to the final," said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before kick-off. "These players gave me a lot of positive signs about their qualities.

"We are ready. All we did since October was to be perfectly prepared for a game like this. We are not expecting a guarantee to go to the final. We are expecting everything and see what we get for it."

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