Villarreal vs. Liverpool live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Champions League semi-final

Liverpool find themselves 90 minutes away from a third Champions League final under Jurgen Klopp, as the Premier League giants head to Villarreal in the Champions League semi-finals.

Klopp’s charges go to Spain, on the back of a sensational 12-game unbeaten run across all competitions, including a 2-0 win from their semi-final first leg at Anfield last week.

With no away goals on the agenda this season, Liverpool have a strong advantage in Castellon, as Unai Emery aims for a historic comeback at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing score updates and commentary below.

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Villarreal vs. Liverpool live score

1H 2H Final
Villarreal 2
Liverpool 0

Goals: VIL— Boulaye Dia (Pervis Estupinan) — 3rd min.
MUN — Francis Coquelin (Etienne Capoue) — 41st min.

Villarreal vs. Liverpool live updates and highlights

56th Min: Two QUICKFIRE chances for Liverpool

Villarreal are caught sleeping from a quick Liverpool free kick and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s shot loops of Coquelin and clips the top of Geronimo Rulli’s crossbar.

Liverpool come again and Diaz goes for an acrobatic volley at the back post but his effort flies wide!!

50th Min: Liverpool have struggled more than any other game this season with a first half xG of 0.006

46th Min: WE ARE BACK!!!


A change at the break for Liverpool as Luis Diaz replaces Jota but Moreno looks set to soldier on for Villarreal.

HALF TIME: Villarreal 2 Liverpool 0

An incredible first 45 minutes in Castellon as goals from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin have flipped the script to level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate.

Liverpool need a response in the second 45 as the Yellow Submarine look for a historical upset!!!!


Incredible stuff as Villarreal draw level on aggregate just before the break as Etienne Capoue does well to keep a loose ball alive inside the box and his back post dink is headed home by Francis Coquelin!!!!

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Lo Celso burst in behind Virgil van Dijk and collides with Alisson…………but referee Danny Makkelie waves away the hosts shouts for a spot kick.

Worrying news for Villarreal as Moreno appears to be struggling…….

30th Min: Tight opening half hour in Castellon

23rd Min: Liverpool break through again as Jota races in behind the Villarreal back line but Raul Albiol recovers superbly to snuff out the danger.

15th Min: More positive play from Liverpool as a loose ball bounces kindly for Naby Keita and his drive clips the top of the crossbar………but the offside flag goes up!!

9th Min: Liverpool are slowly beginning to ease their way into the contest as Diogo Jota scuffs wide from Andy Robertson’s low free kick.


A DREAM start for Villarreal as Boulaye Dia hands them a 1-0 lead!!!!

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Giovani Lo Celso’s cross is recycled back into the box by Pervis Estupinan and Dia pokes home past Alisson!!!

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Liverpool get the game underway!!!

5 Mins to KO: Moreno is the key for Villarreal

Can Moreno inspire Villarreal to the final?

20 Mins to KO: Villarreal will be hoping to spring a shock

Former Arsenal star Robert Pires played on that famous night against Villarreal – both later joining the Yellow Submarine – and he believes Liverpool will be in for a battle right from the start tonight!!

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35 Mins to KO: Can Villarreal go one better than 2006?

Villarreal’s only previous Champions League semi final came in 2006 as Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal drew 0-0 in the second leg in Castellon to progress to the final with a 1-0 aggregate win. Can Emery rewrite history tonight?

45 Mins to KO: The Rain in Spain

Torrential rain in the Castellon area has continued all day with the poor weather set to continue right up until KO at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

55 Mins to KO: Moreno returns for Villarreal

A bold starting side for Emery on the night in Castellon as Spain international Gerard Moreno returns to lead the hosts attack. He replaces Arnaut Danjuma, with Boulaye Dia preferred ahead of Samuel Chukwueze as his strike partner.

1 hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN!!!!

The BIG GUNS are back for Klopp following a raft of changes for their 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle. Two alterations from the first leg win at Anfield with Naby Keita and Diogo Jota in for skipper Jordan Henderson and Luis Diaz.

1 hour 40 mins to KO: Just over 90 minutes until KO on a HUGE night at the Estadio de la Ceramica

2 hours to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Liverpool’s second-leg trip to Villarreal, with a place in Paris on the line. Home boss Unai Emery wants perfection from Villarreal:

Villarreal vs. Liverpool predicted lineups

The big injury news for Emery ahead of kick-off is the return of Spain international Gerard Moreno after a muscle injury kept him out of the first leg.

Villarreal starting lineup (4-4-2): Rulli (GK) — Estupinan, Albiol, Torres, Foyth — Lo Celso, Capoue, Parejo, Coquelin — Moreno, Dia

Liverpool are still without Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino through injury, but Klopp is expected to recall a string of key names after resting them for the last weekend’s Premier League win at Newcastle United.

Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Robertson, van Dijk, Konate, Alexander-Arnold — Thiago, Fabinho, Keita — Jota, Mane, Salah

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How to watch Liverpool vs. Villarreal

UK USA Canada Australia
Date May 3 May 3 May 3 May 4
Time 20:00 BST 15:00 ET 15:00 ET 05:00 AET
TV channel BT Sport 2 CBS DAZN Stan Sport
Streaming BT Sport Paramount+ DAZN Stan Sport

In the US, Spanish-language coverage of the Champions League is also available on fuboTV, which offers a free trial to new subscribers.

In Canada, every Champions League game streams live on DAZN.

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