RB Leipzig vs Liverpool – Champions League: Live score and updates
LIVE: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp picks same team that finished defeat at Leicester as his floundering Reds face season-defining Champions League last-16 tie against German high-flyers
- Liverpool are playing the away leg against RB Leipzig in Puskas Arena, Budapest
- Fabinho is a doubt and new defender Ozan Kabak is expected to start at the back
- Jurgen Klopp’s side have been on an abject run of form in the Premier League
- Latest Champions League news, including fixtures and results
- Champions League form guide since last games on December 9
Liverpool now have all their eggs in the Champions League basket this season given their abject Premier League form.
RB Leipzig will offer a stern examination in a game played at the Puskas Arena due to Covid-19 protocols refusing the Reds entry into Germany.
Jurgen Klopp is hoping the Champions League can offer some respite for his team, who understand the importance the competition now holds for them this term.
Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for coverage of RB Leipzig vs Liverpool, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.
Liverpool impressed at Leicester before conceding three late goals to collapse to a 3-1 defeat at the weekend and there is just one change as Thiago Alcantara replaces James Milner in the midfield, who has picked up a hamstring injury.
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Thiago, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
In Budapest though it’s literally freezing (or near enough) at 1 degrees Celsius. RB Leipzig players have got the full winter wear on. It prompts the question of whether they can get the job done on a cold Tuesday night in Budapest.
Team news on the way next…
Probably sounds better with its 67,000 capacity full too, but it’s just an empty ground tonight where we will a new Champions League ball which someone has taken the time to scribble over in pencil. Vandals, eh?
Here is why an English side are taking on a German team in Hungary
In case you have not been up to speed, there is a certain virus going around at the moment which is making logistics in getting around Europe a bit of a nightmare quite frankly.
Due to travel restrictions in Germany, this match which would have otherwise taken place in Leipzig will now be held at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, you can read more here.
In case you were wondering, away goals do still count. Of course they do.
As if you could not get enough of mid-week football, right? The pinnacle of the club game returns and not without a song and dance as I welcome you to live coverage of RB Leipzig vs Liverpool coming of course from the…(checks notes)… Puskas Arena in Budapest. Wait, what?…
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