Key Real Madrid forward doubtful for Liverpool Champions League clash

The striker has missed training sessions leading up to the tie.

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The second leg of the highly anticipated Champions League Round of 16 contest between Real Madrid and Liverpool takes place tomorrow.

Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema may miss out on the tie as he has suffered with discomfort recently and has been absent from training, according to Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool may not be entirely hopeful of their chances at the Bernabeu, but with Madrid’s skipper not playing, crazier things have happened.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side will suffer greatly without their main man up top and will be hoping the French striker is fit and ready to play, despite missing training sessions leading up to the contest.

Real Madrid’s next domestic outing is against Barcelona is the infamous El Clasico derby, so the Italian manager Ancelotti has a big decision on his hands of whether Benzema should be rested.

Los Blancos lead the tie 5-2 and should not have much trouble navigating through the Reds into the next round of Europe’s top-tier club competition.

However, with the star striker seemingly unlikely to feature, Jurgen Klopp and his men have been given a major boost as they look to progress.

Just a couple weekends ago, Liverpool managed to ship 7 past their arch-rivals Manchester United, so the unthinkable is still a possibility, with Benzema’s potential absence a boost.

Regardless of whether the goalscoring machine is available, the Merseyside outfit have a monumental task on their hands, with Ancelotti’s men doing all they can to prevent an upset.

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