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Real Madrid could be faced with three major players injured ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match



There has be reports that Real Madrid could be faced with three players injured ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match against liverpool

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has provided an injury update on his squad with a looming clash against Liverpool in the Champions League.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has provided an injury update for three of his players as the match against Liverpool approaches.

The Reds will play the Spanish club in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month. The first leg will be played at Anfield on 21 February, before the second leg on 15 March at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Prior to the match, Liverpool are battling a significant number of injuries. Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate and Arthur Melo are all currently out of action. Roberto Firmino is “getting close”, according to coach Jurgen Klopp, while Fabinho missed Wolves’ defeat through illness.

Real Madrid are also struggling with a series of injuries. Lucas Vazquez and Ferland Mendy are probably already absent for the first leg against Liverpool.

Lucas Vazquez

The La Liga giants have taken further blows recently as goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and striker Karim Benzema have developed injury concerns, while defender Eder Militao is still recovering from a fitness issue.

Ferland Mendy

Madrid will face Al Ahly in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup on Wednesday evening. Ancelotti provided an update on the three aforementioned players and expressed hope that they will all be available soon.

Thibaut Courtois

Whether or not Real Madrid beat Al Ahly on Wednesday night, they will play a final or third/fourth-placed side on Saturday against a team from the other semi-final, Flamengo or Al-Hilal.

Karim Benzema

Ancelotti says Benzema, Courtois and Militao are “listed” to be included in Saturday’s squad, but only on one condition.
Ancelotti in the press conference on Tuesday: “The three are on the list, they remained in Madrid to continue treatment and if things go well they will return on Saturday”.