Darwin Nunez looked fine in training ahead of the Real Madrid clash but 1 player missing out
Liverpool FC are preparing for the Real Madrid clash, and the good news is Darwin Nunez is also part of the training.
Liverpool have been making final preparations before today’s first-leg matchup at Anfield in the Champions League RO16 versus Real Madrid.
Today’s practice was held at the AXA Training Center for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
And with Darwin Nunez involved, the Reds may be in for a big boost. Nunez has scored 11 goals so far this season. This includes the first-half goal of Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Newcastle United before suffering a shoulder injury.
During his pre-game press conference, Klopp revealed Liverpool would determine Nunez’s participation by how well he could handle the discomfort.
Nunez is Part of Liverpool training but Konate still out
Ibrahima Konate was not there with the team, though. His hamstring problem has kept him out of the last three games.
Liverpool may also lack a center-back since Nat Phillips was nowhere to be seen. Even if he did not play against Newcastle as a substitute, it does not necessarily follow that he was hurt.
Luis Diaz (knee) and Thiago Alcantara (hip) are still out. And Calvin Ramsay (knee), who underwent surgery, will be out for the remainder of the season.
On the other hand, Real Madrid has a few injury concerns going into the game against Liverpool. Today, neither Toni Kroos nor Aurelien Tchouameni came onto the practice field simultaneously as their teammates, Miguel Angel Diaz tweeted.
As a result, it appears that Tchouameni and Kroos are both questionable for the trip to Anfield. They both skipped the weekend matchup with Osasuna as well.
Meanwhile, Karim Benzema’s situation is uncertain. However, some new rumors have claimed that the Frenchman might be able to recuperate in time to play in the match against Liverpool. Let’s wait and see what happens.
It may be a tall order for Real Madrid to return home with a result from the first leg at Anfield as they haven’t been in the best of form lately.