Apart from the first-leg loss, Al Hain-Cole expects Nagelsmann’s side to hold the tie alive against a depressed Reds side.
When Liverpool takes on RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on Wednesday, they will be looking to book a spot in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is in a good place after winning 2-0 in the away leg, but they come into this match in poor shape, having lost three of their last four matches.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Latest Odds
Despite this, bet365 has them as modest 13/10 (2.30) favourites to advance to the next round with a morale-boosting victory in Budapest.
The 2-0 first-leg loss is the only match RB has lost in nine, and they are 19/10 (2.90) to win their ninth game in a row here.
The visitors haven’t drawn in any of their last 11 games in this series, but you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on a stalemate in this one.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Team News
After missing Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Fulham due to minor injuries, Ozan Kabak and Roberto Firmino will be assessed, while Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, and Jordan Henderson are all out.
Angelino and Willi Orban are questionable after missing the weekend’s 3-0 victory over Freiburg, while Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai are certainly out.
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The Reds’ Premier League campaign has imploded as a result of a combination of injuries and a loss of form, and this competition represents their only hope of relief in what has been a wretched season.
Even a 2-0 lead from the first leg isn’t enough to guarantee advancement, considering that they’ve lost six of their last eight matches in all competitions and are up against a team in contrastingly good form.
Indeed, Julian Nagelsmann’s side will be confident of regaining control of the tie after winning eight of their last nine games, including three straight 3-0 victories on the road.
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig lineups
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Phillips, Robertson; Jones, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Jota, Mane
RB Leipzig XI: Gulacsi; Mukiele, Upamecano, Klostermann; Adams, Sabitzer, Kampl, Olmo, Halstenberg; Sorloth, Nkunku
Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Tips and Predictions
Overall, those 19/10 (2.90) odds on a confident Leipzig inflicting a seventh loss in nine matches on a Liverpool team that has appeared utterly devoid of motivation recently seem a little generous.