Varane remains absent as Real Madrid confirm squad for Anfield trip

Actual Madrid will stay with out defender Raphael Varane for his or her journey to Liverpool, with Zinedine Zidane compelled to make adjustments to his 21-man Champions League squad.

The Spanish outfit will descend on Merseyside for Wednesday’s quarter-final decider, the place the Reds want to beat a 3-1 deficit to progress.

An away aim netted by Mohamed Salah offers embers of hope for an additional well-known European night time along with a morale-boosting and well timed 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield.

It stays a tricky take a look at for Liverpool however they are going to be wanting to capitalise on Actual Madrid’s expensive El Clasico triumph which took quite a few casualties and noticed Zidane concede his facet had been “bodily on the restrict.”

And Lucas Vazquez drops out of the journey to Anfield after a season-ending knee harm, whereas Varane stays sidelined after his constructive COVID-19 take a look at which emerged on the day of the primary leg encounter.

They are going to sit sidelined again within the Spanish capital together with Eden Hazard, who’s but to be thought-about totally match, Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal.

And their replacements in Actual’s 21-man squad are defender Victor Chust, who was an unused sub within the first assembly, and 20-year-old attacking midfielder Marvin.

Whereas there have been doubts over Fede Valverde, who didn’t prepare with the crew on Monday, and Toni Kroos resulting from knocks picked up of their win over Barcelona, they’ve each been named however might require late selections over their skill to function.

Zidane’s absences current a conundrum in his defensive position, however it may only a case of changing Vazquez with Alvaro Odriozola in a back-four as he did in El Clasico.

Both manner, Liverpool have to beat what’s in entrance of them and present that they’ve discovered their classes from their first-leg defeat.

Actual Madrid’s squad for Liverpool journey

MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, April 6, 2021: Real Madrid's head coach Zine?dine Zidane speaks with Carlos Henrique Casimiro during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg game between Real Madird CF and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. (Pic by Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Altube

Defenders: Militao, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, Mendy, Chust

Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Arribas, Marvin

Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Vinicius Jr, Mariano, Rodrygo

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