Real Madrid boss Zidane considering shock selection against Liverpool

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is considering a surprise team selection for his side’s Champions League quarter final first leg against Liverpool this evening.

A report in Marca outlines how the Frenchman is considering including defender Marcelo in his starting line-up for the game.

The Brazilian has featured just 10 times this season across games in La Liga and European competition as he has firmly lost his starting role at left-back to Ferland Mendy.

Real Madrid defender Marcelo

Real Madrid news ahead of this tie sees the absences of three key defenders with Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal among the absentees for Los Blancos.

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It is unclear how Marcelo could be accommodated in any XI alongside Mendy, but Madrid could feasibly switch to three at the back with two wing-backs.

Marcelo has clocked up 520 matches for Madrid since joining from Fluminense in January 2007 and has established himself as a club legend in the 14 years since.

Now aged 32, the left-back has won 22 trophies with Madrid including five league titles and four Champions League crowns.

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