Zinedine Zidane says he is hopeful Eden Hazard will be able to play a role in Real Madrid's crunch Champions League clash against Liverpool.
The two European big-hitters meet on Tuesday for the first leg of their quarter-final tie – but Hazard's involvement is mired in uncertainty due to a hip problem.
Having admitted recently that he often has to plan without the Belgium international, boss Zidane revealed the club would monitor the progress of the winger over the coming days.
‘Hopefully, we can get [Federico] Valverde and Hazard back,' Zidane said.
‘We will see tomorrow and the day after. Today it was not possible but I hope that on Tuesday they can be with us.'
The former Chelsea forward would hand Madrid a sizeable boost in their hopes of reaching the last four of the competition in a repeat of the pulsating 2018 final.
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