Liverpool will travel to Real Madrid on Tuesday-evening for the first leg of their delectable quarter-final in the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have struggled domestically this season, but the Champions League has been a different story for the Reds, who outperformed their group before brushing off RB Leipzig’s challenge in the last 16.
Madrid are certainly not the same side that won the Champions League in three consecutive seasons between 2015-2018, a hat-trick of wins that ended with a 3-1 win over opponents Liverpool tonight.
However, they are still engaged in an intriguing battle for the La Liga title, currently in third place, just three points behind leader Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool will start the game with confidence, with Fabinho now back in midfield and with the Premier League champions taking an impressive 3-0 away win against an admittedly pitiful Arsenal.
With the most unpredictable spectacle just a few hours away, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important information.
Zinedine Zidane (left) and Jurgen Klopp (right) are both under pressure before the game
When is Real Madrid against Liverpool?
Liverpool will travel to Real Madrid on Tuesday 6 April for the quarter-final of the Champions League.
The all-important match starts at 8 p.m. BST at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid’s 6,000-seat training ground, and the Santiago Bernabeu is currently under renovation.
Due to the prevailing coroan virus restrictions that we have all become so accustomed to, the match will of course be played behind closed doors.
Liverpool then have a home game against Aston Villa in the Premier League, with the return at Anfield next Wednesday.
How to watch Real Madrid vs Liverpool
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2, with Premier League rivals Manchester City – who are playing against Borussia Dortmund at the same time – on BT Sport 3.
Subscribers can also view both games on both the BT website and in the app.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: team news
Captain Sergio Ramos will miss both legs after a calf injury while on international service
Diogo Jota was another goal as Liverpool headed for a 3-0 win at Arsenal
Neither side gets into the match, even at full strength, with injuries galore scattered across the camps.
Liverpool have been quite decimated throughout the season, with long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez still sidelined and some distance from a return, while both Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson remain out.
However, they have been given a major boost by the return of Diogo Jota, who scored twice in the 3-0 win over Arsenal.
Madrid, on the other hand, has 22-year-old midfielder Federico Valverde available again after the Uruguayan recovered from a hamstring injury.
However, captain Sergio Ramos sustained a calf injury during the international break and will probably miss both legs.
In addition, neither Los Blancos nor Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard have available on Tuesday evenings.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: the odds
Gareth Bale scored a stunning bicycle kick when the two last met in the Champions League
The Welshman’s goal proved crucial as Madrid claimed a 13th Champions League triumph
While the bond between two historic European giants is almost impossible to call it, it is Liverpool who come into the game as the fringe favorites among bookies.
They have played six times throughout history, with both clubs claiming three wins each. However, it was Madrid that took the winners up when the pair last met in a memorable 3-1 Champions League win in 2018.
Regardless, Liverpool comes in as a favorite here, with a 13/8 chance of winning the first leg, while Madrid is the slight underdog at 7/4. Meanwhile, there is a draw on 5/2.
* Odds according to Betfair and correct at time of publication
Full Champions League Quarter Finals
Now that the tournament is in the quarter-finals, there are of course only eight games left until we reach the semi-finals.
The full schedule is shown below.
Quarter-finals of the Champions League
Tuesday, April 6
- Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund
- Real Madrid against Liverpool
Wednesday, April 7
- Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain
- FC Porto v Chelsea
Tuesday, April 13
- Chelsea against FC Porto
- Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich
Wednesday, April 14
- Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City
- Liverpool against Real Madrid