Liverpool will take on Real Madrid as they welcome them to Anfield on Tuesday to resume the hostilities in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. The Reds will come into the match on the back of a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend. On the other hand, Los Blancos recorded a similar result against Osasuna in La Liga in their match.
Liverpool Vs Real Madrid: Talking Tactics
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game as Diogo Jota looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven. At the same time, Alisson Becker continues to operate in goal for this midweek encounter.
Carlo Ancelotti will opt for the 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few changes to the starting XI for this encounter. Aurelien Tchouameni and Toni Kroos are both suffering from illness. Still, they are expected to be available for the match-day squad, so we can see one of them operating in the central areas while Karim Benzema returns to strike.
The Merseysiders have fresh injury concerns as Darwin Nunez was forced off just before the hour mark with a painful shoulder problem in the last game. Furthermore, Luis Diaz, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara and Calvin Ramsay make up the rest of Liverpool’s confirmed absentees, while Arthur Melo is still a doubt as he recovers from thigh surgery.
Liverpool Predicted XI
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Bajcetic, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Gakpo, Jota
The Spanish outfit will remain without the services of Ferland Mendy as he is facing several more weeks out with a thigh injury, and Mariano Diaz has also picked up an unspecified problem which could render him unavailable for the Champions League competition. However, Thibaut Courtois has recovered from a hamstring issue and will start in between the sticks for the European Champions.
Real Madrid Predicted XI
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Kroos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Liverpool Vs Real Madrid: Streaming Links
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