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Liverpool: Reds’ Predicted XI to play Real Madrid on Wednesday

Liverpool face a crunch tie in the context of their season tonight as they face Real Madrid at Anfield.

The Reds’ already find themselves 3-1 behind on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final meeting after defeat in Madrid last week.

Could Jurgen Klopp be tempted to make many changes from the Liverpool side that managed to win against Aston Villa last time out? Here’s the team we expect him to select.

We are only expecting a couple of alterations to the Reds’ lineup against Real Madrid.

Alisson is Liverpool’s undisputed number 1 so will stay between the sticks. Meanwhile, Klopp seems to have finally settled on a set defence so the likes of Ozan Kabak, Andrew Robertson and Nathaniel Phillips will take their respective places.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is also set to be included having scored a spectacular winner against Villa last time out, his second goal of the season.

Whilst the defence should remain the same, there should be one alteration in midfield. Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum will be retained in the centre but James Milner, who earns £140k per-week, will drop out. Whilst we believe he would be better served leaving him on the bench, Klopp is likely to introduce former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara in his place.

Moving into attack and Mo Salah should certainly line up on the right. The Egyptian has scored in each of his last four UEFA Champions League appearances, also netting against Villa last time out. It goes without saying then that he will be aiming to continue that hot form at Anfield against Los Blancos.

Diogo Jota should also keep his place in the side.

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The final alteration will be swapping Roberto Firmino for Sadio Mane. The two forwards have only scored six goals between them since the turn of the year so neither are in the greatest form.

However, Mane has contributed five of those so his added goal threat could be key to Liverpool as they attempt to stage a dramatic comeback against Real Madrid.

AND in more news, Liverpool have been handed some bad injury news ahead of the Madrid clash…

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