Villarreal come into tonight’s Champions League match having lost against bottom club Alavés in La Liga at the weekend, while their opponents Liverpool are in a title race with Manchester City in the Premier League having beaten Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Both teams made changes in their domestic fixtures, with the Spanish team resting eight players and the English team resting six.
AS have predicted the following starting XIs for tonight’s second leg clash at La Cerámica.
Villarreal XI: Rulli – Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupiñán – Capoue, Parejo, Lo Celso, Trigueros – Gerard Moreno, Danjuma.
Liverpool XI: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson – Thiago Alcántara, Fabinho, Keita – Salah, Mané, Luis Díaz.