Rodgers Makes 4 Changes: Predicted Liverpool Starting XI To Take On Real Madrid

By on October 21, 2014

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Liverpool will look to go one step closer to securing qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League when they take on Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night. Here is a predicted line-up:

Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet is the established first choice keeper at Liverpool so no doubt he’ll start unless he picks up a late knock.

Defence: Brendan Rodgers could decide to mix things up at the back after a poor showing against QPR. Javier Manquillo could come back in at right-back for Glen Johnson while Alberto Moreno is expected to be recalled having sat out the win at Loftus Road. With Mamadou Sakho still injured, Dejan Lovren is likely to continue his partnership with Martin Skrtel in the middle of defence.

Midfield: Rodgers could also bring Joe Allen back in alongside Steven Gerrard with Jordan Henderson sitting just in front of the duo to give the Reds a more solid base in midfield to counter the attacking threat of Madrid. This would see Emre Can drop out after he made his return from injury on Sunday.

Attack: Philippe Coutinho is expected to be recalled after impressing from the bench against QPR with Adam Lallana the one likely to make way. Despite calls for Mario Balotelli to be dropped, the Italian is expected to once again lead the line in the absence of Daniel Sturridge with Raheem Sterling offering support in attack.

So this is how I think Liverpool will line-up tomorrow:

What do you think of the team? What line-up would you select?

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  2. Pablo_Herbst

    October 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would line up with a 4-1-4-1:

    Manquillo…..Skrtel….Lovren….Moreno
    ………………Gerrard
    Johnson….Henderson….Allen…..Sterling
    ……………..Balotelli

  3. amslem

    October 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    We need a good 4

    • Jur

      October 22, 2014 at 5:17 am

      Safer to put 10 in front of Mignolet because Liverpool do not have a good 4.

  4. christian

    October 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Pls we want coutinho to start in this chanpions legue

    • Jur

      October 22, 2014 at 5:19 am

      And who would Coutinho be playing against in your so-called ‘chanpions legue’?

  5. asaniyan timilehin

    October 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    please look into the formation of Jamie Carra and draw what you can draw out of it
    I can see the formation is formidable and also include the threat of MBaloteli
    YNWA

  6. Justice

    October 21, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I would line up with mignolet— manquillo— lovren—skrtel—moreno—gerrard—allen—henderson—lallana—baloteli—sterling……with sterling as the SS to baloteli. Rodgers has to make use of two strikers in the real madrid’s box if he wants to get something out of this match. Else, we will receive a battering from real.

  7. djpomppy

    October 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

    i will say dat liverpool should line-up:mignolet_skrtel-moreno- lovren-allen_henderson-Gerrad-coutino-stering-llanna-balloteli.

  8. djpomppy

    October 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

    i will line-up with;mignolet-skrtel-lovern-moreno-hederson-philipcoutio-sterlin-gerrad-llanna-balloteli-glen johnson-jos enrique.

  9. meelar

    October 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I would use the same formation 4-2-1-3, with manquillo-lovren-skrtel-moreno the back 4, then gerrard-handerson the hoding mid, then coutinho the attacking mid, then sterling-lermbart-lalanna the front 3…. coz coutinho cant play as a winger… leave that to sterling and lalanna….

  10. Justin

    October 22, 2014 at 9:55 am

    (Strikers) Lallana-Balloteli. (Supporter) Gerrard. ( Midfields) sterling-Cotinuo Hadderson (Diffenders) Moreno-Lovren-Skeitel-Manquillo. This is what,we must use to win tonight.

  11. Ayoba Nakooda

    October 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Team Mignolet manquillo skertel/lovren Moreno dm’s Lucas Henderson midfielders Lallana Gerrard sterling striker Balotelli

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