Liverpool is entering this second leg with a pretty nice background, as they were victorious in the first, outplaying the Germans with a 2:0 result.
The fact is that their form significantly decreased, as they lost the race for a title in Premiership, and might even miss the European exit this season, currently being at 8th spot in the overall standings. In their last match against underdogs from Fulham, the Reds made another setback, suffering a defeat with a minimal result, playing at their home stadium.
A break in the Champions League campaign is over, and Leipzig can move their attention to the highly anticipated clash with Liverpool on Tuesday evening. Overly looking, they are in great shape, second only to the Munich giant in the domestic league, but still with a chance to grab the title, as they are only four points in deficit.
In their last match at home against underdogs from Augsburg, they seemingly played just enough to record a 2:1 victory. The hosts completely dominated during the first part, deservedly taking the double lead with goals over Olmo (a penalty) and Nkunku, and even though they lowered the game rhythm when the match moved to the second and conceded one from the penalty in the 77th, they kept their focus for the rest of the clash, not leaving much room for a surprise to occur.
Leipzig failed to be more concrete last time out against Wolfsburg on the road when they come with a 2:2, despite being strong favorites.
They opened the match in a better way, as they took an early lead in the 5th minute, but the home side managed to turn the result in their favor before the first part ended. The visitors did appear quite dominating when the match moved to the second part, but despite their numerous goal attempts, they only managed to level up the result in the 54th minute and walk away with just a point, maybe a bit unlucky.
Leipzig is at 2nd place in Bundesliga, having some minor problems in the last two matches, but never the less, they are second only to the Munich giant by their overall appearances in this season.