Date:20th October 2014 at 1:14pm
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Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Gareth Bale looks set to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash at Anfield on Wednesday evening, according to the Express.

Reports suggest the Welshman will be denied the first opportunity to feature away to English opposition since leaving Tottenham last summer, as he is suffering with muscle problems.

The news will come as a major boost to Liverpool, who have been struggling defensively so far this season, and would hardly have relished dealing with both Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo on either flank.

Bale is also a doubt for the El Classico with Barcelona on October 25, a match that could see former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez make his first appearance for his new club.