Klopp on Real process: ‘If there may be solely a 1 per cent probability I want to give it a strive’
Liverpool face a mammoth process to maintain their Champions League hopes alive after they tackle Real Madrid within the spherical of 16 second leg tonight. The Reds have an uphill battle in entrance of them and must overturn a three-goal deficit having misplaced the primary leg 5-2 at Anfield.
A heroic European comeback – harking back to their well-known victory over Barcelona in 2019 – is required if Liverpool are to achieve the quarter-final stage however their type this season has been terribly inconsistent making this match a troublesome one to foretell.
Jurgen Klopp’s males have the firepower to hassle Madrid having just lately hammered Premier League rivals Manchester United 7-0, however they’ve, at instances, been woeful in defence – the victory over United was adopted by defeat to backside of the desk Bournemouth.
Real in the meantime received on the weekend in LaLiga but stay behind Barcelona who look set to take the home title, leaving Carlo Ancelotti’s facet to give attention to retaining their European crown. Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema torn Liverpool’s defence to shreds at Anfield and they’re going to need to lay down a marker that claims Madrid are the to beat as soon as extra in Europe’s high competitors.
Follow the motion as Liverpool chase European glory after they tackle Real Madrid:
Real Madrid’s beginning XI
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho, Kroos, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Michael Jones15 March 2023 18:24
Real Madrid vs Liverpool prediction
No fairytale comeback this time round for Liverpool and the reigning champions will proceed to the final eight with a cushty victory.
Real Madrid 2-1 Liverpool (7-3 agg).
Michael Jones15 March 2023 18:20
Real Madrid vs Liverpool predicted line-ups
Real Madrid – Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Camavinga, Kroos, Valverde, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Liverpool – Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Elliott, Milner, Salah, Gakpo, Jota
Michael Jones15 March 2023 18:15
What is the early workforce information?
Real are lacking left-sided defensive pair David Alaba and Ferland Mendy, however other than them it ought to be a completely match squad for Carlo Ancelotti to select from. Rodryo will hope to start out in assault, which might see Federico Valverde in midfield once more as was the case within the first leg.
Liverpool have been handed a late health blow with each Jordan Henderson and Stefan Bajectic dominated out of the journey to Madrid as a consequence of sickness and damage respectively. Liverpool are nonetheless lacking Luis Diaz and Thiago from their strongest potential line-up, whereas Joe Gomez and Naby Keita are additionally probably lacking out.
Michael Jones15 March 2023 18:10
How to look at Real Madrid vs Liverpool
The match kicks off at 8pm GMT on Wednesday 15 March 2023 on the Santiago Bernabeu.
This fixture will likely be proven dwell on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match by way of the BT Sport app and desktop web site.
Michael Jones15 March 2023 18:05
Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Good night and welcome to The Independent’s protection of tonight’s Champions League motion as Liverpool hope to trigger an upset and knock Real Madrid out of Europe’s high competitors.
Jurgen Klopp has given the Reds a 1% probability of reaching the quarter-finals but additionally backed them to try to obtain it after they misplaced the primary leg 5-2 at Anfield.
That means Liverpool should rating thrice with out reply to pressure extra-time and doubtlessly penalties or 4 instances with out reply to make it by way of throughout the 90 minutes.
Can they obtain this spectacular dream or is it only a fantasy?
Michael Jones15 March 2023 18:00