Liverpool fans react to drawing AS Roma in the Champions League

Supporters of Liverpool have this afternoon taken to social media in their numbers to react to being handed a clash with Italian outfit AS Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Path

The Reds secured their place in the final 4 of this season’s edition of European football’s elite competition with a comprehensive (and unexpected) 5-1 aggregate hammering of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City over the last two weeks.

Roma, meanwhile, staged a historic 2nd-leg comeback victory over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night, picking up a 3-0 win to overturn their 4-1 loss at the Camp Nou last week.

The other quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League saw Bayern Munich put Sevilla to the sword by 2 goals to 1 on aggregate, and Real Madrid push past Juventus in controversial circumstances via a last-minute Cristiano Ronaldo penalty after the Bianconeri had roared back from a 3-goal first-leg deficit to level things up at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

Matchups

The draw for the tournament’s semi-finals was held a short time ago, with all 4 clubs having learned their fate for the next round.

First out of the hat were Bayern Munich, who were handed a mouthwatering tie with champions Real Madrid:

This meant that Liverpool were handed a meeting with Roma in their semi-final tie, adding some extra spice to the draw with Mohamed Salah’s return to the Italian capital.

The reaction from the Reds’ faithful has since been largely positive online, though many have also warned of the dangers of underestimating a side who have beaten both Chelsea and Barcelona by 3 goals to nil already this season:

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