After a poor run of form in the Premier League, Liverpool turns their attention to the Champions League last 16 ties against RB Leipzig. The match schedules for Tuesday at Red Bull Arena with kickoff at 11 pm.
It represents the first competitive meeting for both sides held at a neutral venue due to coronavirus restrictions. Liverpool will be looking to take advantage of Leipzig’s lack of a home fixture in their two-legged tie.
There have been many changes for both teams since both teams were in the last Champions League action in December. However, both teams are in current forms when it comes to their respective leagues.
Liverpool might have handed Manchester City a gate pass for the Premier League title after their 3-1 loss to Leicester City. On the other hand, RB Leipzig registered their fourth consecutive win in the Bundesliga following a 2-1 win over Augsburg last weekend.
Since their final group game, the six-time European champions have won just five of their last 15 games across all competitions. It is a stretch of six losses, including each of their last three outings. Their loss to Leicester puts the side 13 points adrift of league leaders City who has one game in hand.
Since their infamous win over Manchester United, Hansi Flick has lost only twice in 13 games across all competitions with nine clean sheets.
RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool Head to Head
It marks the first encounter for both sides at this stage of the competition. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
RB Leipzig 2-0 Augsburg
Schalke 0-3 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig 4-0 VfL Bochum
RB Leipzig 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Mainz 3-2 RB Leipzig
Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City
Liverpool 0-1 Brighton
West Ham 1-3 Liverpool
Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool
RB Leipzig Team News
Hansi Flick welcomes back Liverpool target Ibrahima Konate back into their side to partner with Dayot Umpecano, who agreed to terms with Bayern Munich. Justin Kluivert made the bench last Friday and could get some minutes against the Reds.
Liverpool Team News
Jurgen Klopp faces a new injury crisis ahead of their clash with Milner out with a hamstring problem, Keita does not meet match fitness, while Fabinho has a muscular problem. Klopp will keep the trust in Allison after a mistake last weekend earned them a loss.
Prediction and Odds
RB Leipzig’s record in the Champions League shows that this would not end in a goalless draw on Tuesday.
RB Leipzig Win
Both Teams to Score