Jürgen Klopp has picked four attackers to his starting Eleven against Real Madrid in the Champions League
Liverpool face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, hoping for a miracle in Spain’s capital.
Jurgen Klopp’s team was trounced 5-2 in the first leg of the Champions League match at Anfield three weeks ago, despite being two goals ahead early in the first half.
While Real Madrid is in the lead in La Liga, Los Blancos have struggled at home.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side is nine points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, having failed to win any of the three domestic matches since the Anfield victory.
While Klopp’s team has a history of staging tremendous comebacks, advancing to the quarter-finals would necessitate a massive Real Madrid capitulation.
News about the Liverpool team
Liverpool have picked four attackers in their starting lineup as manager Jurgen Klopp attempts to overcome a three-goal deficit.
Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, and Mo Salah are all set to make their debuts against Los Blancos.
Meanwhile, James Milner has been picked to play in midfield with Fabinho.
This season, Klopp has rarely had all of his midfield options available, and tonight is no exception.
Jordan Henderson is unable to compete due to illness, and Stefan Bajcetic is also unable to compete due to an adductor injury.
Karim Benzema has returned to Real Madrid’s starting lineup after missing the weekend triumph over Espanyol.
The Frenchman, like Vinicius Jr, scored two goals in the first leg.
The only other alteration for Ancelotti’s team is the addition of Antonio Rudiger, who replaces Aurelien Tchouameni.
The complete lineups are as follows:
Real Madrid’s starting lineup includes Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Camavinga, Vinicius, and Rudiger. Lunin, Vallejo, Hazard, Asensio, Odriozola, Vazquez, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mendy, Mariano, Alvaro are the substitutes.
Liverpool’s starting lineup includes Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Konate, Milner, Salah, Gakpo, Jota, Robertson, Nunez, and Alexander-Arnold. Adrian, Kelleher, Gomez, Keita, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Matip, and Williams are the substitutes.