A win towards Aston Villa within the Premier League is nice and all, however focus now turns to overcoming a primary leg deficit within the Champions League for Liverpool.
The Reds made a poor account of themselves towards Real Madrid within the first leg of their quarter-final and now have a giant mountain to climb to beat a 3-1 mixture scoreline and progress into the final 4.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet have been weakened by accidents this season in fact, however there may be nonetheless sufficient high quality obtainable to let unfastened and put their singular away objective to make use of.
Here is how Liverpool ought to line up towards Los Blancos on Wednesday.
Alisson (GK) – A shaky season continued on the weekend with a few errors, however Alisson is the person for the massive event. Most likely ought to’ve saved the moustache, although.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – Was torn to shreds within the first leg, however the constructive right here is that there isn’t any approach in hell that he or Klopp are prepared to let that occur once more. Absolutely.
Nathaniel Phillips (CB) – Thrived at house towards Villa on the weekend and may do the identical once more towards Actual Madrid on Wednesday. Nat Phillips on house turf is a pressure to be reckoned with (think about saying that 12 months in the past).
Ozan Kabak (CB) – Accidents imply the youthful duo have been thrown in on the very deep finish, however it’s all an awesome studying expertise. Kabak has impressed and may solely profit from one other sport towards high opposition.
Andy Robertson (LB) – In a facet struggling for health, Robertson’s reliability should be acknowledged. However he might want to enhance on his first leg efficiency right here.
Fabinho (DM) – A case may very well be made to drop the Brazilian into defence for additional safety, however that then leaves Actual’s impeccable midfield with much more room to function in.
Thiago Alcantara (CM) – With Naby Keita hooked earlier than the top of the primary half within the first leg, it is honest to say that the Champions League-winning Thiago returns to the XI for this one.
Georginio Wijnaldum (CM) – The Dutchman has to point out extra attacking thrust with nothing to lose on Wednesday, and might be helpful in exploiting a rocky Actual defence.
Mohamed Salah (RW) – Liverpool’s magic man can be anticipated to place in a giant shift if they need any hope of by some means progressing past the final eight, however his first leg objective offers them a glimmer of hope.
Roberto Firmino (ST) – Leaving out Firmino within the first leg harmed Liverpool’s capacity to press successfully and in the end left them large open at occasions. He has to return to the XI.
Sadio Mane (LW) – He hasn’t been within the most interesting of type by any means, however Mane was rested on the weekend and also you’d again him to have the ability to flip issues round.