Eden Hazard to miss crunch Champions League quarter-final second leg against Liverpool as ankle injury continues to keep him out of the squad
- Real Madrid visit Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday
- The Spanish side won the first leg of the quarter-final 3-1 in Madrid last week
- Eden Hazard has played just once since January due to an ankle injury
- The Belgian has recently returned to full training with the first team
Eden Hazard will play no part in Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Liverpool after failing to full recover from his ankle injury in time.
Los Blancos visit Anfield on Wednesday holding a 3-1 lead from last week’s first leg in Madrid.
Hazard has played just 15 minutes of football since January but has recently returned to full first team training.
Eden Hazard has not been included in Real Madrid’s squad to face Liverpool this week
There were hopes he may be fit enough to take a place on the bench but those have proved premature.
There has been positive news regarding Fede Valverde, though, as the Uruguayan midfielder will make the trip to England after coming off injured in El Clasico last weekend.
With Hazard, Zinedine Zidane does not want to take any risks with the Belgian and has refused to give in to the pressure of bringing him back for the Clasico or the Liverpool tie.
Hazard has been out since March 13 with a psoas injury, which he picked up during Real Madrid’s match against Elche.
Hazard has played just once since January but has returned to training with the first team
REAL MADRID SQUAD TO FACE LIVERPOOL
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Diego Altube.
Defenders: Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Ferland Mendy, Victor Chust
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Fede Valverde, Isco, Marvin Park, Sergio Arribas.
Forwards: Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Mariano Diaz, Rodrygo Goes
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