Liverpool meets Real Madrid at Anfield stadium in 2nd leg of the quarter-final of the Champions League, starting today at 22:00 East European time.
A team led by Urgen Klopp not perform, like last season, when they become champions, as now they rank in 6th place in the standings, and seems the main goal for them in the Premiership is to get into the top 4 to be able to participate in the Champions League again next season. The difference is not very big With West Ham (3 points) and it is quite possible in the remaining rounds Liverpool to get to the coveted 4 places. Unlike the Premiership, in the Champions League, the team plays much more stably. After the elimination of RB Leipzig with a total score of 4:0, now the boys of Jürgen Klopp have the difficult task to close the gap of 2 goals and do everything possible to move forward in the tournament. This naturally goes through scoring more goals, and here I think that in this match Liverpool will play more offensively to make this happen and to make up for the loss in Spain.
Real Madrid is a team that knows how to win such matches. The team has extensive experience in European tournaments and will try to maintain its advantage from the previous match. Under the leadership of Zinedine Zidane, Real M. maintains its good form and is currently in 2nd place, a point from the 1st Atletico Madrid and a point more than the 3rd Barcelona. A very contested battle for the lead in the Primera is looming in the next matches, but now Real Madrid will focus on the second match of the quarterfinals and in my opinion will try to keep the difference from the previous match, and if possible increase it.
Possible line ups Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Possible line ups Real Madrid: Courtois; Odriozola, Nacho, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Prediction – home win or draw 1.50 from 22bet