Which Liverpool players are 1 booking away from suspension?

Liverpool face the tough task of overcoming Real Madrid's two goal lead at Anfield on Wednesday night, in what will be the Battle of Anfield, who could miss the semi-final against Chelsea if they were to progress?
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Liverpool welcome Real Madrid to Anfield on Wednesday night in the second-leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

They may be 3-1 down on aggregate when the game kicks off but with the away goal in the Reds favour, they need just two to progress, albeit if Los Blanco fail to score an away goal of their own.

Jurgen Klopp's side are no strangers to uphill tasks when it comes to European football, especially over two legs, two years ago in the Champions League semi-final, they needed four goals to beat Barcelona. Thanks to doubles from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi, they did just that.

Five years to this day, April 14, Phillipe Coutinho, Origi, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren were all on target as Jurgen Klopp edged past Borussia Dortmund to win 5-4 in the Europa League quarter-final second leg. 

16 years ago, Neil Mellor famously cushioned a header for Steven Gerrard to rifle into the far corner in the group stage against Olympiakos. That season, Liverpool went on to lift their fifth European Cup.


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The Reds pursuit of their seventh European triumph is in their own hands, with a little bit of luck on Wednesday night. 

Mohamed Salah, scorer of a Reds away goal in their last two knockout fixtures, looks likely to retain his place in the squad.

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His goal on Saturday brought Liverpool level against Aston Villa as Trent Alexander-Arnold curled home to secure their first home win in 2021 and since December 16th. 

Despite the Spaniards having the aggregate lead, there is always a possibility of the Premier League champions composing a famous fightback. This time, they will do it without the help of the 12th man. 


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If they were to progress, they will set up a semi-final reunion with Chelsea, the first meeting since at that stage of the competition since 2007. 

The players who are one booking away from suspension are; Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum.

Mane and Alexander-Arnold both picked up bookings in the first leg which puts them on thin ice if Liverpool were to progress.

Midfield partners, Milner and Wijnaldum, were both a booking away from suspension in the first leg as the 35-year-old an unused sub in Madrid with the Dutchman avoiding a caution.