The Reds may have the possibility for revenge after falling on the final hurdle three years in the past
Jurgen Klopp has mentioned the possibility to face Actual Madrid within the Champions League once more will probably be “thrilling” after his Liverpool aspect drew the Blancos within the quarter-finals.
Liverpool fell 3-1 to Actual Madrid within the 2018 ultimate, which featured various memorable incidents involving Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah, Loris Karius and Gareth Bale.
The Reds did win the competitors the next season and are actually on a mission to make it two European titles in three years.
What was mentioned?
“It’s thrilling, thrilling,” Reds head coach Klopp mentioned of the draw. “It’s clearly a troublesome draw however I’m fantastic with it as a result of in case you take a look at all the opposite groups you assume, ‘Oh my god’ as a result of they’re all sturdy and all have high quality, that’s clear. I’m actually wanting ahead to the video games.
“It’s solely simply over two years in the past that we confronted them and it was a troublesome night time for us, so to get the possibility to play them once more is cool.
“With Liverpool now we solely confronted them as soon as, that’s OK. However, sure, it’s at all times robust. I believe it’s the primary time I confronted them when Cristiano [Ronaldo] just isn’t there; in all probability perhaps the primary time since [Gareth] Bale just isn’t there.
“However clearly [Sergio] Ramos remains to be there, [Raphael] Varane nonetheless there, [Toni] Kroos nonetheless there, [Luka] Modric nonetheless there, Casemiro nonetheless there, [Dani] Carvajal nonetheless there, [Karim] Benzema nonetheless there.
“And some younger prospects, correct gamers on prime of that. Once more, I’m actually wanting ahead to it.”
What occurred in 2018?
The Champions League ultimate in Kyiv featured a number of memorable incidents, beginning when Ramos wrestled Liverpool star Salah to the bottom within the first half.
Ramos escaped punishment however Salah was compelled off the pitch with a dislocated shoulder, an enormous blow to his group.
Karius made two main errors on the night time straight leading to Madrid objectives. First, Karim Benzema blocked considered one of his throws and noticed the ball go straight in, after which Karius fumbled a late Bale strike from distance into the online.
In between these two errors, Bale additionally scored a memorable winner with a panoramic bicycle kick.
Who else was drawn collectively?
Manchester Metropolis will tackle Borussia Dortmund in one other last-eight tie, whereas Chelsea should try to navigate a route previous shock package deal Porto.
There may also be a rematch between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – the 2 finalists from 2020.