Jurgen Klopp stated in his pre match conference that Liverpool must play “two super games” if they are to overcome Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
Jurgen Klopp acknowledged that he had waited until this past weekend to view the replay of Real Madrid’s Champions League final defeat, calling the experience “torture.”
“I didn’t watch it back until this weekend, I realised immediately why I didn’t watch it back. “Torture,” Jurgen Klopp said.
“We played a good game, could’ve won, that’s the decisive word, but they scored a decisive goal and we didn’t and that was the reason.”
“You could see their experience, how little they lose confidence, they are there for their chance. That is what you can learn from them.”
“We are different teams in different times. Let’s see who goes through.”
The match is a repeat of the 2018 and 2022 UEFA Champions League finals, both of which the Spanish team won.
Liverpool enters this match not in the best of form; nevertheless, they had recently defeated Everton and Newcastle, the latter of which increased their prospects of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
“It’s early to say we’re back, but we kept fighting like we did when we were bad and we’ve got our second win in a row,” Jurgen Klopp said after the win against Newcastle.
“We feel good. It’s been a long time since we’ve achieved that.”
The Reds are currently 19 points behind league leader Arsenal, eighth place in the English Premier League.
Real Madrid sits second and eight points behind arch rival Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga.
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