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Team News: Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig injury, suspension list, predicted XIs

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash between Liverpool and RB Leipzig.

An out-of-form Liverpool side will be looking to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the third time in the last four years when they take on RB Leipzig in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday.

Liverpool boast a 2-0 lead ahead of the second leg in Budapest, and here Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest team news for both sides ahead of the contest.


Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino pictured in September 2020© Reuters


Out: Jordan Henderson (groin), Joel Matip (ankle), Joe Gomez (knee), Virgil van Dijk (knee)
Doubtful: Ozan Kabak (muscle), Roberto Firmino (knock), Caoimhin Kelleher (knock), James Milner (unspecified)

Sports Mole's predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Jota, Salah, Mane


Out: Angelino (muscle), Konrad Laimer (knee), Dominik Szoboszlai (groin)
Doubtful: Willi Orban (hand), Marcel Sabitzer (calf), Marcel Halstenberg (knee)

Sports Mole's predicted XI: Gulacsi; Mukiele, Upamecano, Klostermann; Adams, Sabitzer, Kampl, Olmo, Halstenberg; Sorloth, Nkunku

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Thursday's key events

· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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