The Champions League 2020/21 round of the last sixteen will start in next February 2021. And, the inaugural match of the UCL knockout phase will be between Liverpool and RB Leipzig. Here we are talking about Liverpool Vs RB Leipzig UCL’s last sixteen match preview! Let’s check the match details below.
Liverpool Vs RB Leipzig Upcoming Match (1st Leg) Statistics
- Match Date – 16th February 2021
- Match Venue – Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
Liverpool Vs RB Leipzig Upcoming Match (2nd Leg) Statistics
- Match Date – 10th March 2021
- Match Venue – Anfield, Liverpool
The Champions League knockout phases consist of two legs. One takes place at the home venue and the 2nd one used to take place at the away venue. Now, the 1st leg match between Liverpool and RB leipzig will take place at the venue of the German club and the 2nd leg will be executed at the venue of the Premier League champion Liverpool.
RB Leipzig is the German side team and used to take part in the German top-flight Bundesliga. On the other hand, Liverpool is the current Premier League champion. These two clubs from two different nations have never faced each other in any competitive football yet. So, their upcoming match in the Champions League knockout round will be the very first. The round of the last sixteen matches between them will be very exciting.
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Key Players of Liverpool
Team Liverpool is very balanced nowadays considering their current squad. They have one of the best goalkeepers in the football world Alisson. Besides, the last time UEFA Best award winner Van Dijk is leading the defense of the team. They have also Matip, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold in their defense. Now, when we look at their midfield, they have Jones, Thiago Alcantara, Keita, and some more talented players.
In the current time, the Reds have possessed the best-attacking division in the Premier League. The combination of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Firmino is too good and they also get regular goals. Because under the guidance of the German boss Jurgen Klopp, the team used to play pressing football, just like a German club. So, against RB Leipzig, the tactics of Klopp will give them extra benefit no doubt.
Key Players of RB Leipzig
The German club RB Leipzig was not too great a few years ago. But the golden time of the club has come now. They have become a regular contender in the Champions League now just because of the perfect guidance and balanced squad.
They have a number of young and talented players and they are scoring goals on a regular basis. If we look to their attacking division, they have Poulsen and Forsberg and both of them are in charming form. But considering the renowned player’s list, they do not possess like their upcoming opponent Liverpool. But their team combination is very good.
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Playing Formations and Style
Now, when we look to the playing style of the Premier League club Liverpool, their coach Jurgen Klopp used to follow the 4 – 3 – 3 formation. He uses four defenders, three midfielders, and three attackers on the ground. It is usually the best tactics of the German coach.
Hopefully, against RB Leipzig in the next UCL match, he will use the same formation. On the other side, the German club RB Leipzig used to follow the German attacking style. They used to follow the 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 formation in their big matches which is very aggressive. It seems that against Liverpool, they will not change their regular formation.
Liverpool Vs RB Leipzig UCL’s last sixteen matches will be very contesting no doubt but at the home venue, the Reds will get the advantage. At the away venue of them, the match might be drawn.