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Liverpool vs Real Madrid, 2021 Champions League: Predicted lineups

Who will start on the right side of Real Madrid’s defensive line?

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ESP: Real Madrid-Liverpool. UEFA Champions League. Photo by Ruben Albarran /Pressinphoto / Icon Sport

Real Madrid visit Liverpool for the return leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals. Los Blancos have a solid 3-1 lead on aggregate, but Liverpool have enough firepower offensively yo turn things around, so Zinedine Zidane’s men will have to complete a quality performance if they want to advance to the Semifinals.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Odriozola, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema.

Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnol, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Jota.

Zidane could decide to play with a 4-4-2 formation to protect Alvaro Odriozola, who is expected to start as the right-back now that both Lucas Vazquez and Carvajal are injured. However, he could also deploy Mendy on the right side of the defensive line and Marcelo on the left if he feels that Odriozola can’t be trusted in such an important game, although Marcelo has proven to be a liability as a defender in this stage of his career as well.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 04/14/2021

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: TUDN (USA), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain)

Available Streaming: TUDN.com (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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