Real Madrid team news ahead of Liverpool match

Both sides enter Tuesday's game with their fair share of injury problems.
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The Reds travel to the Spanish capital this week for first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. Both reigning champions in their respective countries, this is set to be a classic.

Like Liverpool, Los Blancos have been plagued by injuries so far this season. 

So, what will Zinedine Zidane's team look like come midweek?

How will Real Madrid fare without their star defender?

How will Real Madrid fare without their star defender?

Most notably, captain Sergio Ramos has been sidelined for up to a month with a calf injury, sustained whilst on international duty. This rules him out of this week's fixture, as well as the second leg later on in the month.

On top of this, Spanish journalist Edu Pidal has stated that both Federico Valverde and Dani Carvajal will also miss the first leg. 

However, reports suggest that Eden Hazard may return to full fitness in time for the Liverpool contest (MARCA). The Belgian international is currently recovering from a muscle injury sustained last month. 

Prior to Real Madrid's recent 2-0 win over Eibar, Zidane touched upon Hazard's recovery and aims to include him in the upcoming matchday squad.

"Hopefully we can get [Eden] Hazard back. We will see tomorrow and the day after. Today it was not possible but I hope that on Tuesday they can be with us."

Hazard has played only 646 minutes of football this season (via Transfermarkt)

Hazard has played only 646 minutes of football this season (via Transfermarkt)

In other news, the Spanish side's frontline will reportedly consist of Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio (@diarioAS via @theMadridZone).

Zidane's side are currently unbeaten in their last 11 games across all competitions. Liverpool, on the other hand, have won their last four away games in all competitions without conceding a goal.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Thibaut Courtois; Ferland Mendy, Nacho, Raphael Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio