Dani Carvajal is expected to be fit for Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Liverpool in the round of 16.
Tuesday marks the first leg of Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Liverpool. Carlo Ancelotti’s team is struggling in La Liga and desperately needs a boost in Europe.
Tuesday’s first leg of the match against the Premier League giants will take place at Anfield. With Barcelona leading the LaLiga title battle by eight points going into the trip to Merseyside, Carlo Ancelotti’s team is in desperate need of a boost in Europe.
His chances of orchestrating a victory over Jurgen Klopp’s team have increased thanks to Carvajal’s return to fitness. Since his return to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2013, the right-back has been an important member of Madrid’s team.
Since then, he has been a pillar of the group, contributing to their three La Liga and five Champions League victories. However, he has experienced a muscle ailment this season that has lately prevented him from playing in six games across all competitions.
Since his time on the bench, the Spaniard has started three of Madrid’s four La Liga contests. He was able to participate in just 14 minutes of Los Blancos’ victory over Osasuna on Sunday, though.
Ancelotti has now stated that the 31-year-old has no ongoing medical difficulties. The right-back will play against Liverpool on Tuesday night, the Italian said. Carvajal will compete at Anfield, according to Ancelotti.
The vertical pass might have been given earlier, and what we accomplished in the second half could have been done earlier. We left this stadium content since the squad played with a lot of grit, it was a complete game, and winning was crucial to the league’s survival.
The difference was in how we attacked; we were a little bit more direct. Ancelotti decided to start Alvaro Rodriguez during the victory over Osasuna.
He also suggested that the striker might play against Liverpool, although he would first speak with the manager of the reserve squad, Raul.
“He has great qualities and uses his head quite well. He can assist. He made a difference in 10 minutes with two assists and was highly attentive,” he stated.
“He will assist us in what is left. We must assess if he will continue to play for the first team. We’ll talk to Ra’l about it. I believe we arrived in a positive dynamic and with all the confidence in the world, so we are fine.”