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Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Liverpool - Champions League

Tom Gott
Ancelotti has plenty of experience in the Champions League
Ancelotti has plenty of experience in the Champions League /

The final stop on Real Madrid's magnificent Champions League journey is a meeting with Liverpool on Saturday.

Los Blancos have powered their way through Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to get to this point, producing some of the competition's all-time greatest moments in pursuit of their 14th European Cup - and their first since beating Jurgen Klopp's side back in 2018.

Here's how Carlo Ancelotti could set his team up.

Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Liverpool (4-3-3)

Vinicius Junior
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GK: Thibaut Courtois - Courtois has four clean sheets to his name this campaign and needs one more here to tie Edouard Mendy at the top of the standings.

RB: Dani Carvajal - Will need some extra help as he tries to slow Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz down.

CB: Eder Militao - His stock has taken a bit of a bump lately but Militao can still be ecstatic about his performances this season.

CB: David Alaba - An adductor injury has been troubling Alaba in recent weeks but he's expected to shake it off in time for this one.

LB: Ferland Mendy - Mendy is the polar opposite of Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose qualities lie more on the attacking side of things.

DM: Casemiro - The Casemiro vs Fabinho debate will write another chapter here.

CM: Luka Modric - Eduardo Camavinga has been sensational off the bench in this competition but the youngster is never going to displace Modric for this one.

CM: Toni Kroos - The German was taken off at half-time in the season finale against Real Betis to protect his ageing legs.

RW: Federico Valverde - He's obviously not a winger but Valverde has been sensational as a wide midfielder and his energy will be crucial to combating Liverpool's movement. Expect to see Rodrygo off the bench.

ST: Karim Benzema - 15 goals in just 11 games this season. Mental.

LW: Vinicius Junior - Vinicius will hope to reignite concerns over Alexander-Arnold's defensive weaknesses, just as he did to Andreas Christensen against Chelsea.