Opposition Predicted Lineup: How Could Real Madrid Set Up Against Liverpool?

How will Zinedine Zidane set up against the current Premier League Champions? Many seem to be debating which lineup could be the most likely to be used tonight and what approach the French manager will take with the considerable advantage of two goals against Liverpool.
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Liverpool are a few moments away from playing the most important match of the season. Jurgen Klopp's men face a tough challenge of overcoming the 3-1 defeat against the reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid.

Once again, the Reds find themselves trying to make a comeback against one of Europe's most powerful sides. Defeating this Real Madrid, who are lead by none other than Zinedine Zidane, is a task that seems even harder without the presence of fans at Anfield.

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Jurgen Klopp's lineup is very predictable, and it is no secret that the German manager will use his current back four of Andrew Robertson, Nathaniel Phillips, Ozan Kabak and Trent Alexander-Arnold with Alisson Becker between the posts. 

A midfield three of Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to be seen today as well as a front three of Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah, and either Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane.

But how will Zinedine Zidane set up against the current Premier League Champions? Many seem to be debating which lineup could be used tonight, and that is a tough task considering the French manager has used anything from a 4-3-3 to a 5-3-2 due to injuries this season.

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With the 4-3-3 used at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium last week being a total success, many will expect to see something similar, but considering Zidane has lost Lucas Vasquez, and the multiple reports claiming that Federico Valverde will start tonight, a tactical change or a different approach to his XI is expected.

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Expected Lineup: Courtois, Mendy, Nacho, Militao, Odriozola, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio.

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