Liverpool have recieved their preferred draw for this season’s UEFA champions League semi-finals.
The Reds will host Serie A side Roma at Anfield in the first leg of their tie on Wednesday April 25th before the return leg at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital on Wednesday the 2nd of May.
It’s a repeat of the 1984 European Cup final which the Reds won by beating the Italians in their own back yard and will be their first meeting together since the group phase in 2001-02.
There’s familiar faces as Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scored 29 goals in 65 Serie A appearances over two seasons with Roma, whom he left to move to Anfield last summer.
Liverpool have won two of their five meetings with Roma to the Italian side’s one victory, with two draws – although the Reds have managed five goals to the Giallorossi’s two.
The odds on the reds winning the Champions League have been cut following the draw. They’ve been backed in from 10-3 to 2-1 after the draw.
The other semi-final tie pits 12-time winners Real Madrid against the five time winner Bayern Munich who have also chosen today to announce their former player, Croatian defender Niko Kovac as their new manager for next season.
Real Madrid are 13-8 favourites, with Bayern second on the list. Roma are 10-1 outsiders.
🗓️Ora sì che potete organizzarvi 25 aprile e 1 maggio!🗓️
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) April 13, 2018
The #UCLdraw has been made…
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 13, 2018
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇫🇷 (@realmadridfra) April 13, 2018
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 13, 2018