Liverpool will face European Champions Real Madrid at Anfield for the first time since 2009. Back then, the Reds demolished the Spanish giants but a lot has changed.
The merseysiders are not in their top form like last season with several new players still trying to gel in.
Adding to that, they are going to be without their star striker Daniel Sturridge who suffered a calf injury and will be out for 3 more weeks.
Having lost the last game against Basel, there might be serious chances of Liverpool failing to qualify for KO rounds if they lose both games against Real.
The can beat any team at Anfield but will they beat in-form Real Madrid, we shall see. As far as the team news is concerned, expect Coutinho and Allen to start for the Reds. The duo did not start against QPR but impressed largely after coming on and should get the nod.
Mario Balotelli might be dropped but perhaps BR may have to go for a false no 9 as Reds lack quality strikers at the moment. Liverpool legend Carragher also believes Mario should be dropped.
Here is Liverpool’s probable XI vs Real Madrid.
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