Liverpool vs Hoffenheim Live stream: How to Watch UEFA Champions League play-off , live update, team news, What TV Channel, Online TV Schedule, result, Game time and more info. Date: Wednesday, August 22, Time: 7:45 p.m. BST/2:45 p.m. ET, TV: BT Sport 2 (UK), ESPN3 USA, Fox Sports 1 USA.
Liverpool and Hoffenheim battle it out at Anfield on Wednesday, August 23, to determine which club will qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stages. Liverpool has the upper hand heading into the second leg with a 2-1 lead on aggregate. Hoffenheim has to overcome the deficit and the home field disadvantage Anfield has given them.
The Reds are looking to secure a place in the group stage of the competition and have the advantage of two away goals to bring back to Anfield, but Mark Uth’s late strike in the first leg has given the German side hope of a comeback.Philippe Coutinho will miss out for Liverpool through illness, while Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana remain sidelined.
Andrew Robertson is pushing for a start after impressing on debut against Crystal Palace, but Daniel Sturridge could be rested to avoid aggravating a thigh problem.
Team-mate Serge Gnabry added: “We are all totally positive about it [the game at Anfield]. We will have more possession because Liverpool are a team waiting for counter-attacks most of the time. We will get our chances, but we need to finish them.”
Hoffenheim are an impressive outfit under manager Julian Nagelsmann, but football journalist Chris Williams believes the Reds should still progress comfortably even after Uth’s goal: