Liverpool vs Real Madrid: On Tuesday, Liverpool will play Real Madrid in a UEFA Champions League round of 16 match (February 21).
About the match
Liverpool vs Real Madrid
The UEFA Champions League
Date: Tusday, February 21, 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool, Egland)
The Reds have had a difficult 2022-23 season across many tournaments, winning only two of their past five games coming into this match.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, has performed admirably in numerous tournaments this season, winning four of their past five games heading into this match.
When there is Real Madrid and Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool playing against each together in the UEFA Champions League, the game is always exciting.
As a result, the focus of this article will be on three critical individual bouts that might determine the outcome of this meeting.
Let’s have a look at them without further excitement.
H2H, Lineups and Betting Tips
Real Madrid: 4
Here is all the information you require about the game.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid- Head to Head and Key Numbers
On Tuesday night, Liverpool and Real Madrid will face off in the opening leg of their Champions League last-16 contest at Anfield.
Los Blancos defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the 2021-22 final owing to Vinicius Junior’s goal, claiming their 14th European title and preventing Liverpool from claiming their seventh.
Since that tragic night in Paris, which was tarnished by the horrific scenes outside the Stade de France before to the match, a struggling Liverpool qualified for the knockout rounds by placing second in Group A, while the holders overcame Celtic, Shakhtar Donetsk, and RB Leipzig to win Group F.
Darwin Nunez was forced off just before the hour mark with a severe shoulder injury, and he will undergo additional evaluation in the coming hours to evaluate his readiness for Tuesday’s game against Newcastle.
If the Uruguayan left to sit out, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino will go head-to-head to complete the attack, with the former likely to prevail if Klopp opts to put Gakpo centrally again.
The remainder of Liverpool’s confirmed absentees are Luaz Diaz, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara, and Calvin Ramsay, with Arthur remaining a doubt as he recovers from thigh surgery, so effervescent youth Stefan Bajcetic can look forward to a merited start against the European champions.
Similarly, Real Madrid may be anxious about the status of their star striker Karim Benzema after he got to miss the encounter against Osasuna due to muscular injury. But Ancelotti believes the Ballon d’Or winner may be in full recovery mode for Tuesday following a much-needed vacation.
In the meanwhile, important midfielders Aurelien Tchouameni and Toni Kroos both are out due to injury, so Eduardo Camavinga and Danilo Ceballos should join Luka Modric in the three.
Ferland Mendy, the left back, is out for several weeks with a thigh injury, and backup striker Mariano Diaz has an unspecified problem that has rendered him unavailable, but Courtois, who made nine saves in last year’s final, has recovered from a hamstring injury and will start on his return to English turf.
Liverpool possible starting lineup;
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Bajcetic, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Gakpo, Jota
Real Madrid possible starting lineup;
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Ceballos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Final line ups can be seen live at UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE official site before the match starts.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Prediction
The outcome of Tuesday’s highly anticipated first leg may depend on how many players Klopp and Ancelotti are able to recover from the treatment room, but an exciting matchup should be on the cards anyway.
While Liverpool have regained some momentum at the right time and can expose Real’s fitness concerns in midfield, Los Blancos are never to be underestimated in the Champions League and should have Benzema fit and firing in a fearsome attack, so we simply cannot separate the two continental giants and believe that everything will be left to play for next month at the Bernabeu.
We say: Liverpool 2-2 Real Madrid
- Tip 1: Both Team to Score
- Tip 2: Goals: Over 2
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