Liverpool Will Stay Aggressive at AS Roma, Says Defender Joe Gomez

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Despite the fact that they hold a very comfortable lead, Liverpool will not hold back in the road leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tie with AS Roma, says the Reds’ Joe Gomez. The Liverpool defender boasts that his side will not be content to sit back and play pragmatic, despite their current +3 goal advantage on aggregate.

The Anfield outfit are well aware of what Roma can do at home in the Champions League, having just seen the Italian side overcome a three goal deficit at the Stadio Olympico in the quarterfinals against Barcelona. Gomez told the media what must be done in order to stop history from repeating:

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“We’ve shown this season our best form of defence is attack, so we’ll probably just do that again. Obviously we will be wary they have their threats and the two goals they scored will keep us on our toes. We will be defensively aware.”

“I don’t think we can go there and afford to just sit off and try to defend the whole game because that will bring pressure and that’s not the type of football we play. We want to go there on the front foot and try to add to the goals.”

Liverpool showed their run to the semis was no fluke with a dominant 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg at Anfield. Some current sportsbooks reviews to know beforehand such as Betway & 888 Sport are reviewed by readers and the editor also, so you have different perspectives to choose from. Most sportsbooks are convinced that the Reds are not to be discounted, even on the road. They are almost level with the Italians in the odds for the second leg, currently sitting at +160 (Betway), compared to Roma’s +155 (888Sport). That’s likely a bit too optimistic given that they are only 9-5-4 away in the EPL and drew with both Sevilla and Spartak Moscow away in the UCL group stage.

On the other hand though, the Reds are also unbeaten in their six away matches in Europe this season, where they have netted 20 goals. Frankly, the club that have won Europe five times previously, are looking like a team of destiny right now.

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PFA Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or candidate Mo Salah promised Liverpool supporters a trophy earlier this season, and it just may come via the Champions League. If they continue to play their game, remaining positive and attacking, there’s no reason to think they couldn’t beat the Real Madrid-Bayern Munich winner.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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