Liverpool vs Real Madrid Confirmed Squad: Darwin Nunez Starts


Liverpool will host Real Madrid in the Champions League decider tonight, and Darwin Nunez will play in good shape to face Carlo Ancelotti’s team.

The Reds returned to the European Games this evening after three and a half months of absence, and this is a revenge mission after losing to Real Madrid in last year’s final.

After consecutive 2-0 wins in the Premier League, the mood in Merseyside lifted, as did hopes of winning the first match.

In good shape, Alisson is playing for the club for the 45th time in the Champions League, behind the unchanged four defenders of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

There are also no changes in the midfield, which means that 18-year-old Stefan Bajcetic starts the most important match in his young career. Jordan Henderson and Fabinho joined him again.

Despite a blow to the shoulder in the match against Newcastle, Nunez appears in the starting lineup along with Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo in attack.

An expanded squad in the Champions League means room for more replacements, including Fabio Carvalho, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino on the bench.

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Bajcetic; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo

Replacements: Kelleher, Adrian, Matip, Tzimikas, Milner, Keita, Jones, Elliott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carvalho, Jota, Firmino.

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rüdiger, Alaba; Kamavinga, Modric, Valverde; Rodrigo, Vinicius Jr., Benzema

Substitutes: Lunin, Vallejo, Nacho, Hazard, Asensio, Odriosola, Vazquez, Kroos, Ceballos, Martin, Arribas, Alvaro.


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