Liverpool will be facing Villarreal in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals this Wednesday. Liverpool will be looking to secure their huge trophy for the year, as the Premier League title seems ever so distant as time goes on. The Reds are huge favorites coming into the match, especially against Villarreal, which surprised the world by eliminating Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals.

As the game is near, let’s look at three Liverpool bold predictions for their Champions League semifinals first leg vs Villarreal.

Liverpool predictions for Champions League vs. Liverpool

Luis Diaz will continue to show why he is the future of Liverpool 

Despite having a very potent front three with Robert Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane, Liverpool has routinely looked to add to their attacking talent. First, it was Diogo Jota, who was brought in from Wolverhampton in 2020.

Secondly, Liverpool spent £37 million on Luis Diaz in January of this year, and he has been sensational. The 25-year-old Colombian striker scored three in eight appearances this season in the EPL and scored one goal against Benfica in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. As he might be included in the first 11 against Villarreal again, he will have another opportunity to shine on the grand stage of the Champions League.