Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview and Line Up 2022
|Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview and Line Up 2022: Read the Match Preview, Line Up and the Player comparison for the upcoming Liverpool vs Real Madrid game.|
Europe’s most prestigious competition is coming to its fag end, with Real Madrid and Liverpool left to battle it out in the final. Both sides have played some amazing football up to this point and were a part of the thrilling semi-final matches.
Real Madrid on one hand, with the help of Rodrygo’s late goal, sank Manchester City’s chances (6-5 on aggregate) while Liverpool cruised past Villareal (5-2) in the semi-finals.
Stakes would be high when both sides meet at State de France on 28th May in what could be a repeat of the 2018 Champions League Final, where Gareth Bale inspired Real Madrid defeated Liverpool by 3-1.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Line Up 2022
Liverpool-(4,3,3)- Allison, konate, Van Dijk, Alexander Arnold, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Salah, Jota, Mane
Real madrid- (4,3,3) Courtois, Militao, Nacho, Casimiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Liverpool –(4,3,3)- Alisson, Alexander Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Luis Diaz
Real madrid-(4,3,3)- courtois, Carvajal, Eder militao, Alaba, Mandy,kroos, Casimiro, modric, Valverde, benzema, vinicius Jr
Jurgen Klopp in his press briefing allayed the fear of Salah and Van Dijk. Klopp said that Van Dijk and Salah will start. While Carlos Ancelotti gave no hint on his starting formation (4:3:3).
Salah, who got injured early in the match when both sides played in the 2018 final will try to bring the trophy to Anfield.
Karim Benzema might have different plans. He will be looking forward to continuing his charismatic form as he has been on fire this season and will look to continue his merry run.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview
To make your day, here are the highlights of the 2018 champions league final.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview and Line Up 2022: Players to Watch Out
Thiago Alcantra (Liverpool)
Thiago Alcantara would like to match his performance when he played for Bayern in the 2020 Champions League finals. Known for his passing, ball control and possession, he will come in handy against Real Madrid.
Virgil Van Dijk- Touted as the best centre back of the modern generation, the Reds’ number 4 has been in supreme form this season. His defensive duels, passing range and aerial supremacy make him untouchable.
Vinicius Jr- The 21-year-old Brazilian sensation has really come to his own in the last two seasons. The Brazilian has scored 17 goals, 10 assists and 1265 key passes this season in La Liga and would be having a fond memory of the previous encounter against Liverpool. Vinicius Jr scored two goals in his previous stint against Madrid.
Magician Egyptian is one of the best forwards at this moment. He has been the main man for Liverpool for a while now. He has scored 30 goals this season in the Champions League and Premier League together. His playmaking has also been superb, providing 15 assists In total.
You cannot just look past Karim Benzema this season. The contender for Ballon d’Or this season, he has been in a dream form. The French international has scored 45 goals this season when playing for Los Blancos with a mouth-watering average of 0.97 goals per game.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Line Up 2022
Karim Benzema vs Virgil van Dijk– Benzema and van Dijk are two very important players for both sides. Benzema is known for his air antiques but van Dijk might give him a rough time in aerial duels. Both would be looking to come out on top in this evenly matched battle.
Mohammed Salah Vs Eder Militao: Eder Militao has been the best defender for Los Blancos this season with 130 interceptions, and a significant amount of aerial duels won. Mo Salah on the other hand has been in supreme form this season. The Brazilian defender has to work out off his skin to stop the Egyptian Magician.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid Offensive and Defensive Stats (UEFA)
One of the best current strikers in the world, Muhamed Salah spearheads the attack for the Reds. Salah has scored 8 goals in the current UEFA season at an average of 2.8 shots per game. Sadio Mane has also played well as he scored 5 goals and created 4 big chances for his side.
The star footballer Karim Benzema leads the attack for Real Madrid. Benzema has added 15 goals to his name as of now in the European Cup. Vinicius Junior is another formidable striker who has scored thrice and assisted in 6 goals.
The midfield strength of Liverpool looks good by the presence of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho. Henderson has played with a passing accuracy of 89% and an average of 1.1 key passes per game. Fabinho has maintained his passing accuracy at 90%. He also got 80% dribbling success.
The famous footballer Toni Kroos is one of the top midfielders for Real Madrid. He has played with a high passing accuracy of 94% this season along with 80% dribbling success. Luka Modric is another experienced player in the midfield. Modric has added 4 assists and 4 big chances created to his name in the UEFA league with an excellent dribbling success of 93%.
In the defence department, the Reds rely on Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk. Robertson has been good in the Champions League with an average of 1.1 interceptions per game. Dijk has maintained a good clearance average of 3.4 per match.
Eder Militao has led the defence quite well for Rela Madrid. Militao has played with a clearance average of 2.5 per game. He also won 78% of aerial duels. Daniel Carvajal is another key defender who has been consistent with an average of 2.0 clearances per match in the current UEFA season.