Villarreal stadium roof leaks ahead of Liverpool clash leaving concourse soaked

Liverpool's Champions League semi-final second leg could be disrupted by poor weather on Tuesday evening with the government issuing a yellow weather warning amid storms and heavy rain that could last until midnight.

Jurgen Klopp's men take on Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica having earned a 2-0 lead from the first leg at Anfield – and their trickiest opponent this evening could come from the skies.

The storm has seen heavy rain batter the Spanish stadium in the hours leading up to the encounter, with an online video showing water leaking down from the stadium roof onto a concourse.

Liverpool go into the game as huge favourites thanks to their first-leg lead, which came thanks to own goal from Pervis Estupinan and a Sadio Mane effort.

As well as having to play in less than favourable conditions, Liverpool won't be able to turn to the injured Roberto Firmino, although several key stars will return. They include Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah.

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"They will try to play much more football than we allowed them in the first game," said Klopp. "My only concern is what we do and we have to be ready to suffer.

"But not going 1-0 down or whatever – that can happen in football matches – but giving the game the right direction. If they have the first shot on target, the crowd goes up, each challenge, the crowd goes up and that is how it is."

"We need to play a perfect game," admitted Emery. "It is a difficult task, but we're working on the game.

"We need to find our excellence in certain things and maybe achieve something no-one has achieved, which is this kind of comeback. We will try to find some weak spots, something that no-one has done this season."

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