Liverpool travel to Spain to face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals on Tuesday night. Ahead of the game, Callum Owen previews the clash.
For Madrid, Sergio Ramos will miss both legs of the tie after suffering a calf injury whilst away with Spain on international duty.
Furthermore, Dani Carvajal and Federico Valverde are likely to miss out, but could return for the second leg at Anfield in a weeks time.
However, in positive news, Eden Hazard is expected to return to the Madrid squad, following an injury.
Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game. They will continue to miss key men, Jordan Henderson, Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Going into the game, Real Madrid find themselves on an 11-match unbeaten streak, dating back to January 30th. Last time out, following the international break, they defeated Eibar 2-0.
In La Liga, Madrid currently sit second, three points behind rivals Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool come into the game having won three games in a row, without conceding a goal. This is a stark contrast from their previous form, which saw them virtually unable to score, and slumping to defeats.
After a 3-0 victory away at Arsenal on Saturday, Liverpool sit sixth in the Premier League, having resurrected their Champions League qualification hopes.
Revenge for 2018?
An interesting storyline coming into the clash is the 2018 Champions League final.
The game, contested in Kiev is infamous for goalkeeper errors, wondergoals and injuries.
Real Madrid would defeat Liverpool 3-1 to secure their 13th Champions League crown in a game full of controversies.
The first came when Sergio Ramos dragged Mo Salah to the floor in the first half, injuring the Egyptians shoulder and forcing him to be substituted off the field in tears.
The first of Liverpool’s Loris Karius’ error’s came in the 51st minute, when he inadvertently rolled the ball into Madrid’s Karim Benzema. Resulting in Madrid’s first goal.
Sadio Mane would equalise for The Reds before Gareth Bale’s incredible overhead kick put Madrid back in front.
Bale would score his second in the 83rd minute, when Karius fumbled his long range shot into the net, securing a 3-1 victory for Madrid.
Can Liverpool get revenge on Tuesday night? Let us Know!