Real Madrid will clash heads with Liverpool at Stade de France on Saturday night, hoping to produce a positive result and lift their fourteenth Champions League title. The Reds will be heading into the contest on the back of a 3-1 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers, whereas the Los Blancos recorded a 0-0 stalemate with Real Betis on May 21.
There are outside chances of Thiago Alcantara being available for the trip to France, but it remains doubtful if he’ll be able to play for the full 90 minutes.
“I only met him inside, there’s a good chance. It’s surprisingly good. The good news overnight was that it was not that bad. He could be able to train tomorrow.” – Jurgen Klopp revealed.
Apart from that, both Fabinho and Joe Gomez should be fit for the final clash.
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with several tweaks from the last game. In midfield, Fabinho might get the nod over Naby Keita, whereas Virgil van Dijk looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Real Madrid
Alisson Becker should operate between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Brazilian shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Ibrahima Konate will form the centre-half partnership with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s backline.
Andrew Robertson is a guaranteed starter at the left wing-back position, whereas Trent Alexander-Arnold will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The full-backs will be expected to stretch their side’s attack in the opposition half.
Konstantinos Tsimikas will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Fabinho might start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield his side’s back-four.
Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara will slot into the central midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal scoring chances for the front men.
Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.
Sadio Mane will lead the line against Real Madrid this weekend. The Senegal international would hope to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the defence that has conceded three goals in their last five matches across all competitions.
Diogo Jota could come off the bench in the second forty-five minutes of the match.