Reports: Key Real Madrid midfielder might not play against Liverpool
Star Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos might not play in the Round of 16 Champions League clash against Liverpool.
Next week, Real Madrid will play one of their most important games of the year when they travel to Anfield to meet Liverpool in the opening leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
But, boss Ancelotti is concerned about the health of some of his essential players before the game.
As the Italian stated, Benzema has been rested for tomorrow’s match against Osasuna due to weariness. The 35-year-old striker in Pamplona will not attend the La Liga match.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos might be out against Liverpool
Kroos is a crucial player who will also be absent on Saturday night.
Due to gastroenteritis, the German midfielder missed Real Madrid’s most recent match against Elche. And he has not recovered enough to play against Osasuna.
Kroos may also be questionable for the Champions League clash against Liverpool next week, according to The Athletic.
Kroos is one of the team’s most seasoned players. And his likely absence at Anfield may be a significant setback for Real Madrid.
In recent weeks, Ancelotti has gradually started to rotate the German and his partner in midfield, Luka Modric.
Nonetheless, the senior pair’s importance to this Real Madrid club cannot be disputed, particularly in high-profile and high-stress situations like the match against Liverpool, which was played at Anfield.
The Merengues will thus be praying that the 33-year-old superstar heals quickly and in time for the pivotal match against Jurgen Klopp’s team on Tuesday.
This season, Kroos has participated in 30 games across all competitions, recording a return of two goals and four assists. The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign. And according to reports, Toni Kroos has not yet chosen whether to renew it or walk away.