Liverpool vs Real Madrid prediction: How will Champions League quarter-final play out tonight?

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Tom Kershaw
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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah (Pool via REUTERS)
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah (Pool via REUTERS)

Real Madrid arrive at Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool in high spirits after victory over Barcelona in La Liga last weekend.

Los Blancos are now just one point adrift of Atletico Madrid in the title race while they boast a 3-1 advantage over Liverpool after a dominant performance in the first leg in Valdebebas.

Vinicius Jr capitalised on some exquisite midfield play by Toni Kroos to pick holes in Liverpool’s injury-stricken defence. However, Madrid are suffering from injury problems of their own, too, with Lucas Vasquez the latest player added to a busy treatment table.

If recent history tells us anything, Liverpool should be written off at one’s own peril. And despite their volatile form this season, their has been a recent uplift in their momentum with Trent Alexander-Arnold scoring a brilliant last-gasp winner against Aston Villa in a 2-1 victory last time out.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of tonight's tie:

When is it?

The match will kick off at 8pm BST on Wednesday 14th April.

How can I watch it?

The fixture will air live on BT Sport. Subscribers can also stream the action live on the broadcaster’s website and app.

Line-ups

Liverpool:Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah

Real Madrid:Courtois, Valverde, Nacho, Militao, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Odds

Liverpool: 19/20

Draw: 11/4

Madrid: 5/2

Prediction

Despite Liverpool’s tendency to rise to the big occasion, their long-standing injury issues and lack of confidence may mean another heroic comeback is beyond them. With the Reds’ defence decidedly vulnerable, Madrid will always be dangerous and a goal might yet be enough to clinch the tie on aggregate. Liverpool 2-1 Madrid (3-4 agg.)

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