Reds out for revenge in Champions League quarter-final April 6, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Liverpool travel to Real Madrid on Tuesday night for the first leg of their Champions League quarter final – live on talkSPORT.
It is the first meeting between the two clubs since the 2018 final, which the Reds famously lost 3-1 after two mistakes from goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The match is also remembered for a wonder goal by Gareth Bale and an injury to Mohamed Salah, inflicted by Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos.
Liverpool will be out for revenge as they look to forget about their woeful title defence with more success in Europe.
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Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Team news
The big news is that Madrid veteran Ramos will miss the clash due to a calf problem.
Zinedine Zidane is also without Dani Carvajal and Federico Valverde, while Eden Hazard is not in the squad despite suggestions he might return from his latest injury setback.
Like Madrid, Liverpool’s injury problems this season have been well documented, with Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk all long-term absentees.
Real Madrid vs Liverpool: What’s been said
Madrid boss Zidane: “In the end, we deserve trust. What is said, we can’t change all of that. What we can do is our jobs every day.
“But through history, this team turns around the things that have been said. We never give up on things, never. While there is a chance we always fight.
“We have had difficult moments, now we are in a good moment, though it doesn’t mean anything at the moment. We have to keep on fighting and compete.”
Liverpool manager Klopp: “My motivation is at the highest level because it’s the Champions League, we want to go into the next round, we play Real Madrid.
“This has nothing to do with 2018 but when I got the draw – because it’s the first time we played Real Madrid since then, of course I remembered the game.
“I said after that game that if somebody asked me a week later or a month later if I would invite Sergio Ramos to my 60th birthday, then I would say no! I would think about it again.
“He’s a great footballer but I didn’t like what happened that night. It was a strange night for us but it’s long ago and I cannot get that feeling back, that anger or whatever, so I don’t even try.
“We are not on a revenge tour here. I don’t believe too much in revenge, but it would be nice to get through, because it would mean we are in the next round.”