Villarreal boss Unai Emery has insisted that they need to be within the semifinals of the Champions League after eliminating among the finest groups of their manner.
The Spanish outfit noticed off Juventus and Bayern Munich to the stage and can now face Liverpool who is taken into account the favorites within the tie.
Speaking forward of their Wednesday check, Emery stated: “We need to be right here. Any aspect that’s in a Champions League semifinal is there as a result of they need to be.
“Liverpool is aware of we’ve got an incredible European presence, that we’ve got been in a position to get rid of two nice groups([in Juventus and Bayern). They know it won’t be easy. This is the best Liverpool side that I can remember. They will feel like favorites, of course, but will have respect for us.”
Liverpool beat Benfica 6-4 on aggregate in the previous knockout round and are looking to reach a third Champions League final in five seasons at Villarreal’s expense.
Villarreal travels to Liverpool not at full strength with winger Yeremy Pino out injured and striker Gerard Moreno not fully recovered from a hamstring problem.
Emery is well aware of the environment he expects at Anfield having been there when he was in charge of Arsenal previously.