Real Madrid star Eden Hazard in line to face Liverpool in Champions League after incredible recovery from injury

REAL MADRID could be handed a huge boost ahead of facing Liverpool with Eden Hazard nearing a return to fitness.

The Belgian last played on March 13 having suffered the latest in a long list of injuries since he joined Madrid.

Discomfort in the psoas muscle of the lower back led to Hazard missing Belgium's World Cup qualifiers last month.

And he was once again unavailable as Real took on Eibar on Saturday.

But the 30-year-old completed a speedy comeback to training ahead of the game and, according to Marca, is over the psoas injury.

Therefore he is set to be available for Tuesday's clash with Liverpool, if Zinedine Zidane decides to risk him.

Hazard's troublesome ankle problems led to him reportedly seeking surgery to fix the issue once and for all while he was out anyway with the psoas injury.

But medical specialists advised against having the ankle operated on for a third time, at the fear it could end his career.


Instead, he could help Los Blancos finally win a trophy this year with the LaLiga title a difficult prospect and both cup campaigns over.

Hazard will however have to improve his tally of four goal in 36 appearances for Real if he is to make a serious impression – and he last completed a 90 minutes in November 2019.

Liverpool may be an ideal team to do just that thanks to the winger's record of seven goals in his previous 18 meetings with the club.

The Reds travel to Madrid's Valdebebas training complex for the 8pm kick-off on Tuesday with the quarter-final return leg at Anfield on April 14.

Zidane welcomed another fitness boost ahead of the game with Toni Kroos once again available.

A muscle issue had kept the German out of his international duties but he was fit enough for the bench versus Eibar.

Sergio Ramos will miss both legs of the quarter-final due to a calf injury while Dani Carvajal (thigh) and Fede Valverde (groin) are doubts.

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