LIV vs LEP Dream11: Liverpool will be delighted to turn their attention towards Champions League matters when considering their awful recent form in the Premier League. The Reds have lost six of their last seven domestic fixtures, and Jurgen Klopp’s men will be desperate to ensure such a woeful run of results. They also don’t want to extend to European competition, with Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig their opponents once again in this round of 16 second leg. The German side are expected to control the tempo of this contest and against a Liverpool team suffering from numerous defensive injuries, Leipzig will be afforded opportunities in front of goal.
Date: 11 March, Thursday
Time: 01:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
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Liverpool – W-L-W-L-L
RB Leipzig – L-W-W-W-W
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
LIV Wins- 04
LEP Wins– 01
Injury Report and Unavailability: Jurgen Klopp has a raft of injury problems to deal with. Defenders Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are all out. Midfielder Jordan Henderson is also sidelined. Ozan Kabak and Roberto Firmino are doubtful.
Expected changes and Strategy: Nathaniel Phillips is set to partner Fabinho in defence, though Klopp has hinted the latter could finally return in midfield. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago and Sadio Mane are set to return.
Liverpool Starting XI (Likely)
RB Leipzig News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Willi Orban and Angelino are doubts for this game, while Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai are both injured and ruled out of the second leg.
Expected changes and Strategy: Marcel Sabitzer missed the weekend’s league victory due to suspension and is set to return to the side, while Alexander Sorloth may be given the nod to partner Christopher Nkunku up front.
RB Leipzig Starting XI (Likely)
LIV vs LEP Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Mohamed Salah: Salah has 17 goals and a total of 34 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 21.52%. He had a total of 38 big chances. The Egypt international registered a total of 3 asssists, 22 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 25 chances.
Christopher Nkunku: Nkunku has 6 goals and a total of 17 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 16.67%. He had a total of 21 big chances. The Leipzig star has a total of 4 asssists, 14 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 18 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Sadio Mane: Mane has 7 goals and a total of 26 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 11.29%. He had a total of 36 big chances. He has a total of 3 assists, 11 key passes and he created a total of 14 chances and has a pass completion rate of 76.65%.
Defenders: Alexander-Arnold, Mukiele, Robertson, Upamecano
Midfielders: Mane, Olmo, Jota, Sabitzer
Attackers: Salah, Nkunku
Liverpool have lost six of their last eight games while their opponents have lost just one of their last nine matches and that defeat came in the first leg against Liverpool. The Bundesliga side look in much better shape and we expect them to thump the Merseysiders. In our LIV vs LEP Today Match Prediction odds, we back the German team to win 2-0 in this match.