Spanish giants Real Madrid have announced their squad to face Liverpool in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie.
The 21-man squad is headlined by talisman and top scorer Karim Benzema, while regulars like Thibaut Courtois, Toni Kross, Raphael Varane, Luka Modric and Casemiro also make the cut.
The most notable absentee is captain Sergio Ramos, who has been ruled out for at least four weeks after sustaining a calf injury while on international duty with Spain.
The full list of Real Madrid players for the clash with Liverpool is made up of three goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin and Diego Altube.
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Raphael Varane headlines the six-man defense and he is joined by others like Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy and Alvaro Odriozola.
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The midfield has Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde, Isco and Sergio Arribas, while Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vasquez, Vinicius Junior, Mariano Diaz and Rodrygo Goes make up the attack.
Real Madrid will host Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Tuesday, with a place in the semifinal awaiting the winner of the tie.