Barcelona vs. Liverpool: Champions League semifinal prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream, watch online, time
Barcelona and Liverpool meet Wednesday in one of the most highly anticipated Champions League semifinals in recent memory. The first leg is set for 3 p.m. ET at the Camp Nou between two teams that were viewed as contenders when the competition began in August. Barcelona enters this match fresh off of winning La Liga, while Liverpool has been dealing with a heated Premier League title race with favorite Manchester City.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Champions League: Barcelona vs. Liverpool
Date: Wednesday, May 1
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Camp Nou
TV channel: TNT and Univision
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Barca -145 / Liverpool +350 / Draw +320
Barcelona are set to host Liverpool at the Camp Nou in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday.
Barca last won the tournament in 2016 and will be looking to reclaim the top European honour this year, after securing their 26th La Liga title on Saturday. Liverpool, meanwhile, are in a dogfight with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table and reached the final of Europe’s biggest club competition just last season, only to fall at the hands of Real Madrid.
This semi-final fixture features two of the world’s most high-octane offences at the top of their game, so it should produce a classic to remember for ages. There are plenty of stars all around the pitch for either side, so a moment of magic could come at any time.
Liverpool face Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday, with Jurgen Klopp potentially facing a selection dilemma.
The next seven days could shape Klopp’s legacy at Anfield but his decisions in terms of managing a squad as he tries to juggle a European and a pivotal Premier League clash just 72 hours later in Newcastle – live on Sky – should not be underestimated.
Jamie Carragher pondered last week: “The question of which tournament to prioritise has been shrugged off until now, Klopp deflecting the question by explaining the ‘next game’ is most important.”
Barcelona team news
Barcelona have a near full-strength side to select from with Rafinha the only player missing with a long-term knee injury. Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho both only played 45 minutes on Saturday to keep their legs fresh for this encounter.
Liverpool team news
Roberto Firmino appears to be winning his race to be fit after a muscle tear, but a late decision will be made. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is available after returning against Huddersfield following a serious knee injury earlier this season. Young striker Rhian Brewster was included in the 23-man travelling party.