Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Roma will be aiming to overcome a three-goal deficit in the Champions League tie against Liverpool when the two teams take on each other at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening. The Reds rolled over the Giallorossi 5-2 in the first leg, but seeing that the Romans outclassed star-studded Barcelona 3-0 in their last home game in the elite competition, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp must warn his me against complacency. Yet another lively contest is on the horizon and, no doubt, all eyes will be on former Roma ace Mohamed Salah, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season. Over the years the Italians have turned their Stadio Olimpico into a real fortress, but given Liverpool's splendid form, we predict the two teams are going to play out a high-scoring draw in Wednesday's football match. A man to watch in the home team will be Bosnia international Edin Dzeko, who scored a brace in a 4-1 win over Chievo at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Radja Nainggolan):
Born on 4 May 1988, Radja Nainggolan is a Belgian footballer who plays for AS Roma as a central midfielder. The combative midfielder failed to leave a mark on domestic stage, having left his first club Germinal Beerschot for Piacenza as a 17-year-old. Nainggolan soon started to prove his worth at senior level, earning a move to Cagliari in 2010.
He continued with impressive performances in Italian Serie A and eventually snubbed a number of top European sides to join AS Roma in 2014.The central midfielder enjoyed a very good start to his career at Stadio Olimpico, while also establishing himself as a first team regular in the Belgian national team, helping the Red Devils climb to first place in FIFA Rankings and also qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.
A highly skilled midfielder who does not shirk from defensive duties, Nainggolan is also famous for his fiery temperament that has seen him earn 2 red cards and over 70 yellow cards during the course of his career.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won their last Champions League trophy in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched five European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.