Real Madrid have identified a replacement for their French star Karim Benzema ahead of Liverpool in their upcoming clash between the two in the first leg of the 2022/2023 Champions League round of 16.
Al Merenji aims to win and move towards the next round to win the title for the fifteenth time in the club’s history.
Date of match between Real Madrid and Liverpool in the Champions League
The match is due to take place on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at Anfield Stadium at exactly 10:00 pm Egyptian time and 11:00 pm Saudi Arabian time.
Real Madrid set to replace Karim Benzema against Liverpool
Spanish newspaper AS has indicated that Alvaro Rodríguez could replace Rodrigo at Anfield against Liverpool.
The source stressed that this is the plan of Carlo Ancelotti, coach of the Royal Club, in case Karim Benzema is not fully ready.
The same source confirmed that Benzema did not participate in group training today and is not 100% ready.
Thus, Rodrigo is likely to replace Benzema, followed by the talent of Alvaro Rodriguez’s team.
Toni Kroos’ position on the match between Real Madrid and Liverpool
The same source emphasized that Toni Kroos has inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and there are still doubts about his participation in the match against Liverpool.