What TV channel is Real Madrid vs Liverpool in the Champions League on?
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will need a miracle when they travel to Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
In the first leg, Madrid ran out comfortable winners – with Vinicius Jr, Eder Militao and Karim Benzema all scoring in a 5-2 victory for the Champions League holders.
Liverpool come into the game off the back of a defeat by Bournemouth – with Philip Billing scoring the only goal of the game.
As for Madrid, the Spanish side defeated Espanyol in their last game – with Vinicius Jr, Militao and Marco Asensio scoring in a 3-1 win.
Sportsmail breaks down everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid come into the second leg with a 5-2 lead from the first meeting
Liverpool come into the game off the back of a 1-0 defeat away by Bournemouth on Saturday
Real Madrid picked up all three points in their last game, defeating Espanyol 3-1 at home
When is Real Madrid vs Liverpool?
Klopp’s Liverpool will face Madrid on Wednesday evening, with the game kicking off at 8pm.
The clash between the two teams will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Madrid have won three of their last five games in all competitions.
Liverpool fans won’t be optimistic heading into the game, having lost four of their last five games against the Spanish giants.
The Reds’ last win came in 2009 – with Andrea Dossena, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres all scoring in a 4-0 win in the Champions League last-16 stage.
Mohamed Salah is the club’s top scorer this season with 22. The Egyptian has scored three goals in his last five for the Reds.
As for Madrid, Vinicius Jr is the club’s top scorer in all competitions with 19. The winger has scored three goals in his last five games.
Vinicius Jr (left) and Mohamed Salah will go head-to-head on Wednesday evening
How to watch
Wednesday’s showdown between Liverpool and Real Madrid will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 7pm.
The game between the two teams will also be streamed on the official BT Sport app.
Highlights will be uploaded to the official BT Sport YouTube channel after the game.
Sportsmail will also be providing live coverage of Liverpool vs Real Madrid, so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments here.
The game between Liverpool and Real Madrid will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu
The hosts are expected to be without defenders David Alaba and Ferland Mendy for the game.
In the pair’s absence, Ancelotti is expected to play either Nacho or Eduardo Camavinga at full-back.
Madrid will rely on their consistent midfield trio of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Aurelien Tchouameni.
After missing their last league game due to injury, Ancelotti confirmed that Karim Benzema will be fit to feature against Liverpool.
As for the Reds, Klopp is set to be without Joe Gomez, Thiago Alcantara and Luis Diaz due to injury.
Naby Keita is also yet to return from a muscle issue, while Calvin Ramsay is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Stefan Bajcetic are all set to feature from the off in midfield.
Predicted Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Predicted Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Bajcetic; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
Karim Benzema is set to return for Real Madrid after missing their last league game
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is once again set to feature in midfield
What’s been said?
After the defeat by Bournemouth, Klopp believed that the game was a ‘massive knock’ for his side.
‘There is a lot to go for but today is not the moment to talk about that,’ Klopp said at the post-match press conference.
‘This game was a massive knock. You know how it is with knocks, you have to take them and see how big the scars are and go from there.’
Jurgen Klopp believes that the defeat by Bournemouth was a massive knock for his side
Ancelotti states that his side will have to play like they did in the first leg in order to progress
As for Madrid, Ancelotti believes that his side will have to play like they did in the first leg otherwise it could be a tough night at the office for the Champions League holders.
‘We had a good lead against Chelsea last year and we really struggled in that game. The facts are we have an advantage and we’re favourites,’ Ancelotti said after Madrid’s win against Espanyol.
‘On the other hand, we have to play 90 minutes like we did in the first leg, well aware we’re in the lead. We’re not trying to hide that and I hope we can take advantage of it. We can’t think about hanging onto the result and managing the game.’
Real Madrid to win – 5/4
Liverpool to win – 9/5
Draw – 14/5
Liverpool to win, Liverpool to have the most corners in each half and Liverpool to have the most shots on target in each half – 18/1
Odds via Paddy Power and correct at the time of publication.
With the game taking place at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid will be full of confidence
Should Liverpool name a strong line-up against Madrid, then the English side may cause the Spanish giants a few problems.
The front three showed how good they can be during the club’s 7-0 win against Manchester United nearly two weeks ago.
As for Madrid, the Champions League holders will be full of confidence heading into the game.
The Spanish side will be boosted by the fact that Benzema is fit to feature from the off.
Prediction – 3-1 Real Madrid