Unai Emery’s side put in a solid defensive performance in the first half a week ago, frustrating their hosts, but need to be more proactive in attack if they want to end their opponent’s quadruple hopes.
Both teams opted to rest some likely starters from the league weekend, with Liverpool beating Newcastle but Villarreal being beaten back by Alaves.
In the final, either Manchester City or Real Madrid await the winner.
Here’s everything you need to know before playing.
When and where is it?
Villarreal and Liverpool kick off on Tuesday 3 May at 20:00 CET at the Estadio de la Cerámica (El Madrigal) in Villarreal, Spain.
How can I watch?
Viewers in the UK can watch the game live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 19:00 BST. Subscribers can watch the game via the BT Sport app or online player.
Villarreal were beaten by Alaves in La Liga at the weekend, with Unai Emery opting to rest at half-time or knock out some of those likely to feature in the second leg. Arnaut Danjuma withdrew late from the game after feeling slightly unwell and Gerard Moreno is unlikely to be fit to start as he continues to struggle with a hamstring problem.
Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s only major absentee and the Brazilian’s foot injury does not appear to have healed sufficiently for the striker to take part in the second leg. However, Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas returned to the bench for the Newcastle game following their illness and could be back in the matchday squad.
Villarreal: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Estupiñán; Parejo, Capoué, Coquelin; Chukwueze, Lo Celso, Dia
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara; Salah, Mane, Luis Diaz
Villarreal wins 41/10
Draw on 13.4
Liverpool wins 14/19
Liverpool are in such strong form at the moment and are unlikely to give up their position of strength against a Villarreal side who will need to show more ambition if they are to have any hope of progressing. Villarreal 1-2 Liverpool (agg 1-4)
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