Liverpool and Real Madrid will face each other in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday, 21 February. It promises to be an exciting match between two of the biggest clubs in European football, with both sides boasting a wealth of talent and experience.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid on TV
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What do you need to know?
Last season, Real Madrid defeated Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final. After the match, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti commented that Liverpool was a team that was easier to understand compared to other opponents they faced in the competition.
In the upcoming match at Anfield, Ancelotti will see if his team has really figured out how to beat Liverpool, as the two teams have faced each other nine times in the past, with Real Madrid winning five and Liverpool winning three. It will be an important match for both teams and fans can expect an exciting encounter.
Liverpool: Alisson Becker; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Bajcetic; Salah, Núñez, Gakpo
Misses next match if booked: Alexander-Arnold
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Camavinga; Modrić, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
In: Stefan Bajcetic*, Cody Gakpo, Kaide Gordon*, Naby Keïta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rhys Williams*
Out: Luke Chambers, Arthur, Calvin Ramsey
In: Marvel*, Rafel Obrador*, Nicolás Paz*
Form (all competitions, most recent first): WLLDWL
Where they stand: 9th in Premier League
Form (all competitions, most recent first): WWLWDW
Where they stand: 2nd in Liga, Copa del Rey semi-finals
Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp stated that he is looking forward to the two-legged tie against Real Madrid, despite the fact that the two clubs have faced each other in recent finals. He acknowledged Real Madrid’s impressive European record but also emphasized Liverpool’s own success in the competition. Klopp also highlighted the importance of playing at Anfield, where the team has a strong record and can count on passionate support from their fans.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti expressed his excitement for the upcoming match, describing it as both entertaining and tough. He acknowledged the great atmosphere that is expected at both Anfield and the Bernabéu stadiums and emphasized the significance of the tie for both teams. Ancelotti’s comments suggest that he is ready to face the challenge that Liverpool presents and is looking forward to the spectacle of the two teams going head-to-head.