Your comprehensive guide to the Liverpool and Real Madrid match in the UEFA Champions League 2022/2023

Today, the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between Liverpool against Real Madrid, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines. 

Match preview

Familiar adversaries Liverpool and also Real Madrid dish out a repeat of the 2021-22 Champions League last when they restore hostilities at Anfield on Tuesday for the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Jurgen Klopp's plant put 2nd in Team A behind Italian giants Napoli to establish a get-together with the owners, who defeated Celtic, Shakhtar Donetsk as well as RB Leipzig to top place in Team F.

While Vinicius Junior's champion as well as Thibaut Courtois's thrilling string of saves controlled the on-field talk of last year's Champions Organization final between Liverpool as well as Actual Madrid, the contest at the Stade de France will certainly for life be overshadowed by the harrowing scenes of Reds supporters being penned in outside evictions and also subjected to tear gas before the match.

Unwarranted claims arised from the authorities' side of late-arriving fans with fake tickets causing the disturbance, yet an independent record has considering that removed Liverpool fans of any misbehavior - insisting that the "key obligation" lies with UEFA - as well as Klopp's faithful fanbase can expect Tuesday's competition with a restored sense of hope.

Extremely couple of groups will proudly boast to overcome Napoli this period, however only goal distinction separated the two sides in the Group A standings as Liverpool accumulated 15 factors from a feasible 18, winning 5 straight after their humbling 4-1 loss to the Partenopei on matchday one.

Back-to-back Premier Organization wins over Everton as well as Newcastle United - the last coming thanks to Darwin Nunez as well as Cody Gakpo's initiatives - implies that a top-four finish is within the world of opportunity for Liverpool, that appear to have actually turned a corner after a dreadful begin to proceedings in 2023.

Klopp's group have suffered simply one Champions Organization last-16 departure in the last 5 years - decreasing to Real's near neighbors Atletico Madrid in 2019-20 - and also Liverpool's unbeaten perform at Anfield currently stands at a commendable 7 games, yet their sorrowful record versus their renowned visitors is well-documented.

Leaving Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and also Manchester City in their wake en route to a record-extending 14th European Cup title, Actual Madrid are never ever to be suspended in continental competitors, even if their group-stage run was much from the perfect affair.

A draw with Shakhtar Donetsk and also defeat to RB Leipzig threatened Los Blancos' popular qualification as group champions, however a 5-1 clunk of Celtic on the last day saw the champions pip Leipzig to first place by just one factor, and also they have actually considering that included an additional Club Globe Cup title to their brimming prize cabinet.

Carlo Ancelotti's outfit safeguarded their fourth successive win in all competitions on Saturday, beating Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga thanks to second-half strikes from Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio - having managed just a plain three shots on objective in the very first half - however their hopes of succeeding La Liga as well as Champions Organization increases are already hanging by a thread.

The void to Barcelona at the top of La Liga stands at five points prior to the Blaugrana play their game in hand versus Cadiz on Sunday night, and Real's uneven European form on the roadway also makes for enjoyable analysis for Liverpool fans, as Los Blancos have won simply 2 of their last six Champions League competitions away from home.

Defeat to Genuine Madrid in last period's final extended Liverpool's winless run against the champs to 6 suits - their longest-ever streak without success against a solitary challenger in the Champions League - however there is a lot more abundant feel to the Anfield faithful since Klopp has relatively stopped the rot.

Liverpool's success over Newcastle at the weekend came at quite the cost, as Darwin Nunez was forced off just before the hr mark with an agonizing shoulder trouble, and he will certainly go through more evaluation in the coming hrs to identify his availability for Tuesday.

The Uruguayan was seen in training on Monday, but needs to he lose out, Diogo Jota as well as Roberto Firmino will participate in a tough fight to complete the assault, and the previous might win that head-to-head if Klopp decides to release Gakpo centrally once more.

Luis Diaz, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara as well as Calvin Ramsay compose the remainder of Liverpool's confirmed absentees, while Arthur is still an uncertainty as he recovers from thigh surgical treatment, so bubbly young adult Stefan Bajcetic can eagerly anticipate a should have beginning versus the European champions.

In a similar way, Real might be sweating over the health and fitness of their star striker Karim Benzema after he was excluded of the clash with Osasuna due to muscle tiredness, however Ancelotti is anticipating the Ballon d'Or victor to have actually fully recovered for Tuesday after enjoying a much-needed rest.

In more pushing matters, crucial midfield duo Aurelien Tchouameni and also Toni Kroos have both been dealing with disease, and also both players have actually been omitted of the squad right here, so Eduardo Camavinga as well as Dani Ceballos should certainly sign up with Luka Modric in the triune.

Left-back Ferland Mendy is encountering numerous much more weeks out with a thigh injury, and also backup striker Mariano Diaz has also grabbed an unspecified problem, which has made him unavailable, but Courtois - who made nine conserves in last year's final - has recouped from a hamstring issue and will certainly start on his return to English turf.

Liverpool possible starting schedule:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Bajcetic, Fabinho, Henderson; Wrong, Gapo, Jota

Actual Madrid possible beginning schedule:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Ceballos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

. We state: Liverpool 2-2 Real Madrid.
The result of Tuesday's highly-anticipated initial leg might effectively hinge on how many players Klopp as well as Ancelotti can recuperate from the treatment room, however a thrilling showdown must get on the cards nevertheless.

While Liverpool have restored some energy at the correct time and can subject Real's physical fitness problems in midfield, Los Blancos are never to be underestimated in the Champions League and also need to have Benzema fit as well as firing in a terrifying strike, so we merely can not separate the two continental giants and also think that everything will certainly be delegated play for at the Bernabeu following month.

Event details:

NAME: Liverpool - Real Madrid
DATE: 21 Feb 2023
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Anfield, Liverpool, England

What channels will broadcast the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid?

  beIN Sports MENA English 1 HD
  beIN Sports MENA Premium 1 HD
  BT Sport 1 HD
  Cosmote Sport 2 HD
  SuperSport Premier League HD