Real Madrid and Liverpool are set to do battle at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final, and Zinedine Zidane and Jurgen Klopp have named their line-ups.
The Frenchman was hit with the bad news that Raphael Varane tested positive for COVID-19, ruling him out of the game on top of the long-known absence of Sergio Ramos.
Eden Hazard is also out of the squad, so it will be Marcos Asensio and Vinicius providing support for Karim Benzema up front.
Klopp knows all about central defensive problems this season, and he has the inexperienced duo of Ozan Kabak and Nat Phillips at the heart of his backline.
In attack, Diogo Jota gets the nod ahead of Roberto Firmino.
Real Madrid’s starting XI: Courtois; Lucas, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius.
Liverpool’s starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Phillips, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum; Mane, Salah, Jota.