Liverpool vs Real Madrid 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time

The Kings of the Champions League are back and they’ll be facing familiar foes Liverpool in a repeat of the 2021/22 Champions League final at Anfield on Tuesday for the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Real Madrid finished first in Group A ahead of Celtic, Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig. Liverpool finished their group in second place behind Serie A leaders Napoli.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

Team news

Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of both Toni Kroos and Aurélien Tchouaméni who are both sick, a huge blow for Real Madrid. Ferland Mendy and Mariano are also not available due to injury.

As for Liverpool, Luis Diaz, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara, Calvin Ramsay and Arthur are all not available. Darwin Nunez is also a doubt.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3):


Carvajal —Militão — Rüdiger — Alaba

Modrić — Camavinga — Ceballos

Valverde — Benzema — Vinícius

Liverpool (4-3-3):


Trent — Gomez — Van Dijk — Robertson

Bajcetic — Fabinho — Henderson

Salah — Gakpo — Jota

Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)

Liverpool: 0 Wins
Draws: 1
Real Madrid: 4 Wins

Kick-off time

Liverpool will be hosting Real Madrid on Tuesday night (21 February) at 21:00 CET.

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