CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

UEFA says it is ‘deeply shocked’ by the ‘vile attack’ that left a Liverpool fan in critical condition before Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final with Roma.
Massimo Moratti has played down the rivalry between Inter and Juventus ahead of Saturday’s clash as a Nerazzurri win ‘only matters’ for the Champions League.
Merseyside Police confirm two Roma fans have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after leaving a Liverpool supporter in critical condition with head injuries.
A 53-year-old Liverpool fan is in hospital after clashes with Roma ultras outside Anfield ahead of the Champions League semi-final.
Alessandro Florenzi said Roma “were practically dead, but Liverpool didn’t kill us off completely. We’ll spit blood for this jersey and leave no regrets.”
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Jordan Henderson warned Liverpool still have to “finish them off” at the Olimpico after a 5-2 first leg win over Roma.
Jurgen Klopp felt Liverpool put in “a perfect performance for 80 minutes or so,” but can’t feel entirely positive after two late Roma away goals.
Roma director Monchi has hope they can turn the 5-2 defeat to Liverpool around. “At 5-0 we were dead, but now we have a chance.”
Daniele De Rossi believes Liverpool destroyed Roma’s tactics with an old-fashioned long ball game. “They were going over the midfield completely.”
Eusebio Di Francesco admits Roma “made it easy” for Liverpool in the 5-2 defeat, but still “believes totally” in another Champions League comeback.
Federico Fazio insists Roma’s Champions League semi-final with Liverpool “is not lost yet. Let’s not forget the story of how we got here.”
Mohamed Salah destroyed his former teammates with two goals and two assists, but Roma got two late away goals to reduce it to a 5-2 defeat.
Join us for all the build-up and action as Roma try to take another Champions League scalp in the semi-final with Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp told Italian television that Liverpool “are here because of our football, so let’s play our football” against Roma.
Roma director of sport Monchi warns they need “the balance to realise it’ll be decided over 180 minutes” against Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels it is “a big honour” that Roma are using the same system that beat Barcelona 3-0.
Alessandro Florenzi admits Roma fans, including his own father, want revenge on Liverpool, but “this is a very different” situation.
Roma look to the three-man defence again for their Champions League semi-final trip meeting with old teammate Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool.
Cengiz Under “was about to sign for Manchester City” when he decided to join Roma instead, confirmed the Turkey international’s agent.
Kostas Manolas sealed Roma’s epic comeback against Barcelona and now has his sights on Liverpool. “Nothing is impossible if we believe.”
Monchi sees Liverpool-Roma as a “battle within the battle between young and modern Coaches” Jurgen Klopp and Eusebio Di Francesco.
Roma legend Francesco Totti believes “the greatest strength at Roma is the group” and their desire to prove themselves against Liverpool.
Roma are expected to use a three-man defence with Cengiz Under and Radja Nainggolan supporting Edin Dzeko in the Champions League semi-final with Liverpool.
Antonio Cassano hopes Roma can win the Champions League but “I see it being difficult”.
Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva confirms he’s supporting his former side Liverpool against Roma - and hopes to be in the away end next week.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals he spoke to Mohamed Salah for three hours before signing him from Roma - “at the end we had a deal”.
Steven Gerrard calls on both Liverpool and Roma supporters to “behave in the right way” ahead of the Champions League semi-final.
Roma President James Pallotta says they had no choice but to sell Mohamed Salah, and jokes “are the goals bigger in the Premier League?”
Bruce Grobbelaar reflects on his ‘spaghetti legs’ against Roma in the 1984 European Cup final, and offers a prediction for tonight’s rematch with Liverpool.