Nigerian Forward Targets Liverpool Upset With UEFA Champions League Giant Killers Villareal
- Samuel Chukwueze says the pressure is on Liverpool ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg clash against Villareal at Anfield on Wednesday, April 27
- The Reds host the Yellow Submarine knowing an aggregate win over two legs will guarantee them a place in their third final in five years
- Villareal are bidding to reach their first Champions League final but will need to get past the hurdle of Jurgen Klopp’s team in the semis
Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze is optimistic Villareal can cause another massive upset when the Yellow Submarines take on Liverpool in the semi-final first leg of the UEFA Champions League.
The Spanish side will feel confident going to the first-leg fixture at Anfield having knocked out Italian giants Juventus and German champions Bayern Munich in the previous round of the competition.
According to a report via the BBC, Chukwueze has now stated that Villareal has done their homework on Jurgen Klopp’s team and that the Yellow submarines are targeting a win against the Reds.
"We know all about Liverpool and they are expected to win, so the pressure is on them. We have a squad and manager good enough to compete against any team in the world.
"We have a job to do and we are not going to Liverpool to lose. Why not aim for the best result over there? And that is what we hope to do."
Chukwueze has been plagued by injuries this season but recovered in time to score the winning goal in the final minutes against Bayern Munich to send Villareal into the semi-finals for the first time in 16 years.
Chukwueze expected to lead Villareal attack against Liverpool
Meanwhile, Samuel Chukwueze is expected to start in attack for Villareal when the Spanish side takes on Liverpool on Wednesday, April 27 The Hard Tackle reports.
The 22-year-old who has scored 2 goals in this season’s UEFA Champions League is expected to be a cause for worry for the Reds’ defense with his pace and trickery.
Villarreal has not won any of their last eight away games in England in all competitions, as they have lost 5 and drawn 3 against Premier League opposition.
Samuel Chukwueze makes powerful statement
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Samuel Chukwueze has expressed happiness after helping Villarreal to reach the semifinal of the Champions League sending German champions Bayern Munich out of the competition.
Villarreal won the first leg of their quarterfinal battle against Bayern Munich before traveling to Germany for the return leg on Wednesday night, 13 April.
Super striker Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern Munich and German fans were of the thoughts that their players would score more goals.
Source: Sports Brief News