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Liverpool: Predicted XI to play Real Madrid on Tuesday

Liverpool turn their attention to the UEFA Champions League midweek for their quarter-final first-leg showdown at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Will Liverpool reach the UCL semi-finals?

Yes, they will do it.

Yes, they will do it.

Not this time.

Not this time.

The Reds come into the game fresh off the back of dismissing Arsenal 3-0 so could Jurgen Klopp make many changes to the starting XI that ruthlessly tore through the Gunners?

Simply put, yes he could. The lineup seen at the Emirates Stadium was one with this exact game in mind so there could be as many as three alterations to the Liverpool team for the trip to Madrid.

It goes without saying that the likes of Alisson Becker, Andrew Robertson and Trent-Alexander Arnold will remain in defence as Klopp reverts back to what is arguably his strongest side.

Ozan Kabak will also stay but he could be joined in the defence by Fabinho who could well be preferred to Nathaniel Phillips due to his experience.

This of course leaves a considerable gap in midfield vacated by the Brazilian. Georginio Wijnaldum is the most likely candidate to slot in after being introduced from the bench against the Gunners.

Thiago Alcantara is likely to be selected once more but veteran James Milner should be swapped out for Curtis Jones.

Liverpool’s final tactical change could occur in the attack.

Having been in tremendous form over the international break for Portugal, Diogo Jota extended that upon his return to Merseyside, coming off the bench to score twice against Arsenal.

He should replace the £59m-rated Roberto Firmino at the sharp end of the Reds’ attack.

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Jota will of course be supported by Mo Salah and Sadio Mane on each wing as Liverpool attempt to secure what could potentially be a huge first-leg victory.

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