Our prediction for this Champions League match:
There will be fireworks when Liverpool and Real Madrid take on each other in the Champions League quarter-finals, return leg. The Reds failed to impress in the 3-1 loss to los Blancos in Valdebebas, but they should not be written off just yet. Jurgen Klopp’s troops proved their worth in a come-from-behind Premier League win over Aston Villa, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Real Madrid. The likes of Gomez, Henderson, Kelleher, Matip, Origi, and Van Dijk remain in the recovery room, while midfielder Jones is rated doubtful for the second leg.
As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Mohamed Salah, who found the net in the first leg. Zinedine Zidane’s men are high on confidence following a 2-1 win over Barcelona, but tired legs are likely to prove a big problem for the visiting team in the Anfield clash. Since key defenders Ramos and Varane remain on the sidelines for the visitors, home win should be considered. The good news for the visiting team is that Dani Carvajal returned to training.
Highlighted Player (Sadio Mané):
Sadio Mane is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Liverpool as a winger. Mane was born in Sedhiou Senegal on April 10, 1992, but he made his senior debut at French club Metz. In 2012 he moved to Red Bull Salzburg, with the pacey winger scoring 31 goals in 63 appearances for the club in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Mane then decided to take a step forward in his career as he joined famous Premier League club Liverpool for a fee of £34 million, signing a five-year contract with the Reds. The Senegal international quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Liverpool and, no doubt, he helped the Anfield outfit make it to the 2017/2018 Champions League final.
Speaking of trophies, Sadio Mane won the Austrian Bundesliga with Salzburg in the 2013/2014 season. In 2017 he was named Liverpool player of the year for the 2016/2017 season. Sadio Mane made his Senegal debut in 2012 and he was part of the Senegal team that participated at the 2012 Olympic tournament.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 13 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world.
Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).