Zinedine Zidane has a problem with injured players before the duel with Liverpool

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Zinedine Zidane has a problem with injured players before the duel with Liverpool

In the previous few days, Real Madrid players have recorded two very important victories. They first defeated Liverpool in the first match of the quarterfinals of the Champions League (3: 1), and then they beat Barcelona in El Clásico in the Primera Division (2: 1).

However, the problems with injuries do not stop. Lucas Vasquez has joined the list of injured players, for whom the season is over, while Federico Valverde also has certain problems, but he should be in the rematch team with the current English champions.

Lucas Vazquez was injured in the derby with Barcelona, so his place along the right out-line in the defense had to be taken by Alvaro Odriozola. It was clear that the former football player of Sociedad and Bayern will have to be on the field against the Reds in the return match of the quarterfinals of the elite competition, but the latest information indicates that the young defender will have to carry an even greater burden.

Namely, Vasquez's injury is dangerous, and according to certain estimates, the season is over for him. He excellently replaced Dani Carvajal in the position of right-back, but now he finished his season. This is not the end of the bad news, that Odriozola will be part of the starting 11 at Anfield, it became clear after the information that Carvajal is still not ready to return to the field.

It is estimated that Zidane's first choice for the position of right back on the field could return against Cadiz (April 21).

Hazard, Varane, and Ramos

Also, Eden Hazard will not be able to register for the elite competition, although he has been training with the team for some time.

Zidane does not want to leave anything to risk with Belgian, so he will still not send him to the field. Rafael Varane is still in isolation, as he was positive for the coronavirus last week, and captain Sergio Ramos continues to recover from the injury.

There were fears that Federico Valverde could also miss the duel with Jurgen Klopp's team. The Uruguayan played a great El Clásico but left the field after one hour of play. After the game, he could not even walk normally, and since then he has been training individually, according to a special regime.

He hasn't stepped on the grass since the derby, but it looks like he will grit his teeth and help the team. He was on the list of passengers for England, according to some reports from Spain, he will get the opportunity to play, but under injections.

Clearly, such a move could create even bigger problems, but the Madridians have big personnel problems and are practically forced to make such a risky move.