Liverpool need a miracle as they travel to battle it out against Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 clash.

Liverpool need a miracle as they travel to battle it out against Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 clash.

The first leg was a forgettable outing for the reds as they squandered a 2-0 lead to be hammered 5-2 in front of their home fans at Anfield.

Real Madrid have won the first leg of a Champions League tie away from home 27 times and have failed to progress only one time.

Liverpool have staged mighty European comebacks, most recently coming from 3-0 down to defeat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate in 2018-19.

Though this is a much different time and they are going up against the record Champions League winners with 14 titles to their name.

Liverpool are one of only four teams alongside Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea to have defeated Real away from home in European competitions.

Though Jurgen Klopp’s side have only two away wins under their belt from 8 matches in 2023 and this is by far their hardest task thus far.

The hosts are coming off a 3-1 victory against Espanyol in La Liga, while Liverpool are desperate after losing 1-0 to lowly Bournemouth.

The reds have suffered just one Champions League last-16 exit in the last five years – going down Atletico Madrid in 2020.

Can the reds do the impossible and fight back to knock Madrid out of the competition or will it be yet another embarrassing defeat for them?

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What time does Madrid vs Liverpool start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Santiago Bernabeau.

Madrid vs Liverpool team news

The greatest news for the home team is the return of talisman Karim Benzema who resumed full training ahead of the clash.

He will lead the attacking line alongside Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde.

Midfield veterans Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are both primed to retain their roles in the starting XI as they look to see off the tie in style.

As for Liverpool, a rare start for Diogo Jota seems imminent as Klopp seeks to shake things up in his attacking line.

Cody Gakpo and Mohamed Salah will retain their starting roles with Darwin Nunez expected to feature from the bench.

Madrid vs Liverpool head to head

Madrid have the better record with 6 wins out of the 9 games played between these two teams, while Liverpool have won just twice.

Only one game has ended in a draw, a barren one in April 2021.

Madrid vs Liverpool current form

Both sides have only won twice in their last 5 games but Madrid have drawn twice and lost only one other in that run, while Liverpool have lost twice, including their most recent game.

Madrid vs Liverpool prediction

Despite Liverpool needing this more and having a point to prove, Madrid are still favorites to win this game and progress to the next round of the competition.

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