Liverpool vs Real Madrid is gonna be interesting two teams playing catch-up in their domestic leagues will face off in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday when Liverpool host Real Madrid in a rematch of last season’s final.
- Location: Liverpool, England
- Stadium: Anfield
- Date: Tuesday 21 February
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT/ 1:30 AM IST
- Referee: Istvan Kovacs (ROU)
- VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Match Preview
Liverpool are eighth in the Premier League but have secured two massive victories over Everton and Newcastle in their last two games, building the sort of momentum you might need when facing the reigning European champions.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real travel to Anfield with four straight wins under their belt but full of frustration at their eight-point deficit in La Liga’s title race, They’ll be looking to take out that anger on Liverpool.
Darwin Nunez suffered a shoulder injury in the recent win over Newcastle and will need to be assessed before this one. The Uruguayan could miss out alongside Arthur who, although approaching a return to fitness, was removed from the Champions League squad in January.
Thiago, Luis Diaz, Ibrahima Konate and Calvin Ramsay will definitely miss out through injury.
Both Aurelien Tchouameni and Toni Kroos have been left out the travelling squad for this one as both continue to battle illness.
Left-back Ferland Mendy and reserve striker Mariano Diaz are confirmed absentees but Ancelotti is not thought to be sweating over the fitness of Karim Benzema, who was rested against Osasuna at the weekend with this game in mind.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Head to Head:
Real Madrid have an impressive record against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League and have won five of the nine matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Liverpool’s three victories.
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last three away games against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League and have kept clean sheets in their last two such matches.
Liverpool are winless in their last six matches against Real Madrid – their longest such run against a single opponent in European competitions.
Real Madrid have won only one of their last seven away games against English teams in the UEFA Champions League, with their previous such victory coming against Chelsea in April 2022.
Liverpool are on a five-game winning streak in the UEFA Champions League – their second-longest streak in the competition under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Bajcetic, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Gakpo, Jota
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Ceballos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
LIV vs RMA: Fantasy XI
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Carvajal, Militao, Van Dijk, Robertson;Henderson, Camavinga, Modric,Salah, Benzema, Vinicius