Carlo Ancelotti has revealed how his Real Madrid side will set up versus Liverpool for the 2022 Champions League final.
Real and Liverpool are set to clash for Europe’s most coveted club prize on the 28th of May in Paris.
The tie will see two of Europe’s most successful clubs go head-to-head, with Real having clinched a record-breaking 13 Champions Leagues/European Cups and Liverpool the third-most alongside Bayern Munich with six.
This year’s final also marks a repeat of the 2018 showpiece, when Liverpool lost Mohamed Salah to injury early on before a Gareth Bale masterclass saw Madrid come away with a comfortable 3-1 win.
Unlike in 2018, though, a case could now be made that Liverpool are actually the favourites.
Granted, Real Madrid do have some simply world-class talent who, as showcased against PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City this term, can win games for Los Blancos almost single-handedly.
However, as a team, Liverpool are one of, if not the best in the world right now, making the upcoming meeting between the sides very hard to predict.
Ahead of the game, though, Carlo Ancelotti has nevertheless opened up on how his side will set up, whilst also confirming two of his planned eleven:
"4-3-3. Sometimes it could end up as a 4-4-2. I don't think there is a defined system, sometimes in order to press the pivot, as we did against City, you go from 4-3-3 to 4-4-1-1."
"The idea doesn't change much, just the manner of defending the opponent a little."
"Both are going to play the final, it's true."