Villarreal have named their squad of 18 for tomorrow's match in El Madrigal. The big news is Mateo Musacchio , also Jaume Costa, are included. The full squad is:
Defenders: Mario, Víctor Ruiz, Eric Bailly, Rukavina, Musacchio and Jaume Costa.
Midfielders: Trigueros, Bruno, Pina, Denis Suárez, Castillejo, Samu García and Jonathan dos Santos.
Strikers: Soldado, Bakambu y Adrián López.
Excitement is building in Vila-real ahead of our arguably our biggest tie at home since the CL semifinal against Arsenal. Marcelino has noted Liverpool are favorites but, as he said "we don't consider ourselves to be inferior".
Santi Cazorla told AS: "It’s a very even tie but I believe if Villarreal play as they can, they have a great chance to go through. Any team can suffer at Anfield, and they will suffer for sure. But the key to the tie will be [the first leg] at El Madrigal.
"[Liverpool] have a clear philosophy, they are an intense team up front, they press very high up, but if Villarreal get past this pressure and can move the ball around, they will have made a lot of progress."
He also said that Philippe Coutinho is Liverpool’s "best player," adding: "He makes the difference for them. A lot of their play goes through him."