Ancelotti confirms key Real Madrid star will start vs Liverpool after injury

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Karim Benzema will start Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Liverpool at Anfield.

The draw is a repeat of last year’s final, and the Reds have had bad luck against the La Liga giants in recent years, and hopefully this season will change that.

The Whites’ main player Karim Benzema was suspected of injury heading into the match, but Ancelotti has confirmed that the French superstar will start resting over the weekend.

Benzema to start against Liverpool

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When asked at Monday’s pre-match press conference about the possibility of Benzema playing at Anfield, Ancelotti said via Yahoo:

While Benzema is in the starting line-up, Madrid are missing midfielders Toni Kroos and Aurélien Chuameni at Anfield, with Camavinga and either Ceballos or Valverde expected to play a role in the center of the park.

Neither side has had the best season so far, but the La Liga side head to Anfield this season with confidence.