Football Today, April 27, 2022: Liverpool prepare for Champions League semi-final against Villarreal

The Champions League semi-finals kicked off in glorious style at the Etihad last night and it’s now the turn of Liverpool and Villarreal to take center stage.

We preview this first leg, bring you all the reaction to Manchester City’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Real Madrid and serve you our usual portion of news.

Liverpool v Villarreal

Liverpool look almost unstoppable in their chase to win the quadruple, but won’t underestimate a Villarreal side who have already knocked out heavyweights Juventus and Bayern Munich in their run to the last four.

Jurgen Klopp has assembled a well-oiled machine at Anfield but is still looking to bolster his ranks and recent reports suggest Barcelona wonderkid Gavi could be the next man to arrive.

As the Reds look to capitalize on the uncertainty in the 17-year-old’s contract with the Blaugrana, we take a look at how he could fit in on Merseyside.

And you can catch all of tonight’s action live with our FREE Watchalong service, where host Jack Collins is joined by special guests to tell you about all the drama as it unfolds.

Etihad reaction

Bernardo Silva was on target in Manchester City’s entertaining 4-3 win over Real Madrid

After a first-leg semi-final for the ages, Pep Guardiola’s City will take a narrow lead over the Santiago Bernabeu in a week.

We have post-match reaction to an encounter that seemed to have every twist you could think of.

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With just a month left in the campaign, many clubs already have their eyes on how they will strengthen their ranks this summer.

Manchester United are expected to be one of the busiest and today’s transfer column leads to reports that new boss Erik ten Hag will be looking to attack his former club by targeting striker Sebastien Haller.

And as always, LiveScore Daily is on hand to bring you the latest football headlines in bite-sized chunks throughout the day.

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