Real Madrid’s big tactical concern ahead of Liverpool clash

Real Madrid are planning for their Champions League quarter final clash against Liverpool tonight but have one big tactical concern.

As highlighted by Diario AS, the issue at right-back is causing some level of worry at Madrid ahead of the clash.

The club’s first choice right-back Dani Carvajal has been injured for some time and Lucas Vazquez has deputised superbly in his absence so far this campaign.

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal

However, both Spain internationals are now unavailable for the trip to Anfield with Lucas Vazquez ruled out for the remainder of the campaign through injury.

That means that Alvaro Odriozola is the only recognised right-back remaining in the squad – although Nacho Fernandez can play in that position but will remain central.

Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola

Odriozola has started just nine matches for the club over the past two seasons and was loaned out to Bayern Munich last January – but he featured sparingly for the German side too.

Boss Zinedine Zidane is said by the report not to have a great deal of trust in the player and believes that may be exposed at Anfield.

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