Kevin Prince Boateng has been omitted from the Barca squad that will face Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash at the Camp Nou tonight.

The Ghanaian international is yet to feature for the Spanish champions in the competition since joining on loan from Sassuolo in January.

Manager Ernesto Valverde has selected 18 players for the crunch encounter against the Reds.

They are: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Vidal, Umtiti and Aleñá.

Rafinha is still on the injury list, while Todibo, Murillo, Boateng and Vermaelen are left out. Carles Aleñá will continue to wear the number 26 until the end of this competition.