Liverpool vs Roma: 3 Key Battles

The first leg of the Champions League semifinal promises to be an evenly poised affair at Anfield but where could the game be won or lost?

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Touted in some quarters as the clash of the underdogs, Liverpool and Roma throw up an intriguing spectacle for the neutral. 

The Reds were cast as early favourites at the time of the draw. However, as the first leg in the first semifinal of this season’s Champions League creeps ever closer, many people are starting to warn of the dangers in underestimating the Italian side. 

This game will be Liverpool’s biggest match in almost 13 years and while success in it may not guarantee safe passage to Kiev next month, it will be a significant step for Jürgen Klopp’s side. 

With so much at stake and plenty of high-drama sure to unfold on Merseyside, RealSport step back and take a look at three areas of the contest which could play a vital role in deciding the outcome.