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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: UCL Preview and Predicted Line-ups

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It is time for Liverpool to welcome Real Madrid to the Anfield road for the 2nd Leg of UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

No matter what the occasion is. No matter which ground it is. Irrespective of whether there are fans or the stadiums are empty. The result of the first leg of the quarter-finals was the same as the finals of Champions League 2018. As Real Madrid thrashed Liverpool 3-1 at Castilla’s Alfredo Di Stefano.

The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp looks confident and is optimistic about the 2nd leg. The Premier League champions will be hoping to come back from a two goals deficit and recreate another magical European night at Anfield. On the other hand, Zinedine Zidane’s men will be looking forward to holding on to their first-leg advantage and proceed to the semi-finals.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Match Preview:

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Liverpool, who have won 4 of their last 5 fixtures. They will be boosted up with a stoppage-time winner scored by Trent Alexander-Arnold in their last match. The Reds will be coming into this match with high hopes and full of confidence as they end their losing streak at Anfield. They recently secured a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, which was their first win on their home turf in 2021.

On the other side, Real Madrid, who are looking unstoppable at the moment as they are on a winning streak of 6 matches in a row. The La Liga champions are flying high with their recent win over their arch-rivals Barcelona. Madrid had a thrilling El Clásico securing a 2-1 Victory at the weekend. The Los Blancos are favourites to go through. Furthermore, will be looking forward to book their place in the semi-finals of the champions league.

It would be too early to write off the most successful English club in Europe. Moreover, Jurgen Klopp’s men are capable enough to turn the tables in their favour. It would be a fascinating battle between the Whites and the Reds. Although, Madrid have the upper hand to qualify for the next round of the competition but, looking at the history of the competition one can say that European nights at Anfield are unpredictable.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid Team News:

Liverpool injury saga continues as the young led Curtis Jones hit with a muscle injury making him doubtful for the second leg. While Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson all remain to be long time absentees for the Reds.

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Real Madrid suffered a major blow with yet another injury in their defence line as Lucas Vasquez has to deal with a knee injury. Apart from that Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid will miss the likes of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard as they remain on the sideline are not expected to feature at Anfield.

Predicted Line-ups and Score:

Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Phillips, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Real Madrid possible starting lineup: Courtois; Odriozola, Nacho, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Vinicus, Benzema, Asensio

Liverpool 3-1 Real Madrid

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