Villarreal 1 – 0 Liverpool – Red's defeated in Can's absence

Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Villarreal in the semi finals of the Europa League.

Adrian found the back of the net in the closing minutes of the game to give the Yellow Submarines a lead going into the second leg.

Liverpool will need to win by two goals at Anfield next week if they are to qualify to the to the Europa League final.

Emre Can missed tonight’s encounter due to a ankle injury he suffered during the Red’s 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the quarter finals. Klopp was also unable to call upon the club’s captain, Jordan Henderson due to injury.

Villarreal 1 – 0 Liverpool

Stadium: Estadio El Madrigal

Villarreal: Sergio Asenjo; Mario, Bailly, Ruiz, Marin; Suarez, Bruno, Pina, Santos; Bakambu, Soldado

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Allen, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.
Subs: Ward, Benteke, Sturridge, Skrtel, Ibe, Smith, Chirivella.

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