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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool To Jostle With AS Roma For Finals Spot

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| May 2 , 2018 , 13:48 IST

Premier League side Liverpool will be travelling to play against AS Roma in Rome on Wednesday in the second leg tie of the semi-final in the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool holds the advantage with a 5-2 scoreline in the first leg.

Manager Jurgen Klopp's side is on the brink of reaching the final of Europe's elite club competition for the first time since 2007 as they look to defend a three-goal advantage against AS Roma in the Italian capital.

Former Roma striker Mohamed Salah scored two brilliant goals and set up two more as Liverpool went five up at Anfield before two late goals gave Roma hope of a potential fightback.

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Klopp's side is bidding for a sixth European title having won two, in 1977 and 1984, at the Stadio Olimpico – the latter on penalties against Roma.

"Nothing is won so far," warned Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino, looking towards the May 26 final against Real Madrid in Kiev.

"There is a possibility of winning the Champions League – but we have a semi-final to finish first. It would be a rare thing to do, a unique moment in our lives, in mine. It's my first Champions League season."

However, counting out AS Roma would be a problem for the Liverpool side who manifested a similar comeback against the La Liga Champions in Barcelona at the quarter-final stage. They were down by 4-1 in the first leg and turned the game around by scoring three without an answer to win the tie on away goals.

"We've done something extraordinary in the Champions League this season. This team has had a great journey and we don't want to stop now. We want to believe in this comeback." said Di Francesco.