Liverpool XI vs Real Madrid: Predicted line-up, confirmed team news and injury updates for Champions League game
A largely first-choice line-up put in a miserable performance against Bournemouth at the weekend, which served as worrying preparation for their attempt at a Bernabeu miracle.
Real’s three-goal lead in the round of 16 will require a full performance from both sides for Liverpool in the Spanish capital.
Klopp is expected to be without Joe Gomez, Thiago Alcantara and Luis Diaz, with all three yet to return to full training. The manager has hinted at playing returnees Diaz and Gomez after the international break.
Naby Keita is also yet to return from a muscle problem with Calvin Ramsay out for the remainder of the season.
Liverpool boss Klopp spoke to the media on Tuesday night after the squad was flown to Madrid and revealed another midfield pair is sidelined in Jordan Henderson and Stefan Bajcetic.
Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and the fit Arthur Melo could all be used in a refreshed eleven.
However, there is also a chance the same Reds side that flopped at Bournemouth could be sent out again to prove their worth.
Expected Liverpool XI: Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Jota.
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