After a clinical display against Porto, Liverpool have finally returned to the Champions League Quarter Finals after being absent since the 2008/2009 season that saw them go out to Chelsea 7-5 on aggregate. Since then, Liverpool have struggled in the domestic league as well as in Europe. Finding themselves in the Europa League for a number of seasons as well as missing out on the competition as a whole. However, the team has seen a huge turnaround since the appointment of Jürgen Klopp in 2015, leading the team to a Europa League final, and a return to Europe’s biggest competition.
The real question is just how far can this Liverpool team, led by leading goal scorer Mohamed Salah, go in this tournament? So far they have yet to lose a game in Europe, having a record of four wins and four draws. They have also scored the most goals in the competition so far this season with 28 goals through their 8 games played. As far as individual performances go, Salah leads the team with goals in all competitions with 31 goals, but Roberto Firmino leads the team in Europe with 7 goals in 8 games. With stats like this, the Reds have showed they have the attacking firepower to score a plethora of goals, creating more opportunities than any bonus code generator.
Best case scenario for Liverpool in the Quarter Finals; get picked to play Sevilla. Although this Sevilla team beat United and caused Liverpool some trouble in the group stages, I believe Liverpool are good enough to go past them into the last four. With the addition to Virgil Van Dijk, the Liverpool defence has been much improved and will be able to make up for their blunders in the group stage. The attack had no problem then and would have no problem now. If this is the tie, I predict Liverpool advance 6-2 on aggregate.
Worst case scenario for Liverpool in the Quarter Finals; get drawn against Barcelona. Currently Barcelona are sitting at the top of La Liga and playing some brilliant football. Their defence has been strong, only allowing 13 goals in all season domestically. With Messi and Suarez up top, it would undoubtedly be a very difficult job for Liverpool’s defence. This team could contain Liverpool’s heavy metal attack while causing lots of problems going forward. If this is the tie, I predict Barcelona advance 4-2 on aggregate.
Overall, I think Liverpool could have a strong campaign against whoever they draw, but I think they are not quite ready to be crowned European Champions again. The defensive positions still need a bit of work as well as a more reliable goalie. I think if they draw anyone but Barcelona and Madrid they will advance; however, I think after that they will stumble.