April 30, 2022 – Villarreal weren’t exactly confident in the forthcoming clash against Liverpool. Coach Unai Emery’s men lost 2-1 at relegation contenders Deportivo Alavés on Saturday afternoon. Horace Danjuma was not present.
Emery clearly showed his focus on Liverpool and made no fewer than eight changes to his team. According to media in Spain, Danjuma was absent from the selection because his coach gave him rest. Alavés took full advantage of this and took a 2-0 lead at half-time. Victor Laguardia and Gonzalo Escalante cheered on the fans at the Estadio Mendizorrotza.
After tea, Villarreal woke up and quickly returned it through Samuel Chukwueze. However, this was not enough to leave Vitoria-Gasteiz with a result. Villarreal sit seventh in LaLiga due to the defeat. It will be hard work to reach European football. Sixth place entitles you to the prelims of the Conference League.
However, that is for later concerns at the Estadio de la Cerámica. The arrows are aimed at Liverpool, opponents in the semi-finals of the Champions League. The hosts won the first leg in England 2-0. That’s why Villarreal has to do a stunt on Tuesday evening (9 p.m.) in order to reach the final battle for the billion ball.