Posted by admin on February 16, 2021
The UEFA Champions League gets back underway tonight as Liverpool take on RB Leipzig in the first leg at the Puskas Arena.
Desperate for an upturn of fortunes, Liverpool are hoping for nothing less than a victory this midweek, knowing a good performance in the Champions League this campaign could go a long way in boosting the morale of the players as well as the fans.
For Leipzig, it is an opportunity to further announce themselves as the second-best club in Germany.
Their unprecedented success under Julian Nagelsmann may have gone unnoticed due to Bayern Munich’s unrivalled glory over the past 12 months, Die Roten Bullen are the most dangerous opponents Liverpool could have possibly hoped for.
Nagelsmann has fallen to Jurgen Klopp in the past, notably losing by a 6-3 aggregate in 2017, when he was in charge of TSG Hoffenheim.
But can the lightning to strike twice, with the German tactician now in charge of a much stronger, and complete Leipzig setup that has consistently challenged Bayern in recent years?
Leipzig Starting XI (3-1-4-2): Gulacsi, Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Kampl, Mukiele, Olmo, Sabitzer, Angelino, Poulsen, Nkunku
Liverpool Starting XI (4-3-3): Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson, Alcantara, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Kick off is at 21:00 (GMT +1).
This post was first published on GoalBall.
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