Klopp on future matches with Real: Not a problem

Klopp on future matches with Real: Not a problem

The Champions League quarter-finals draw brought Liverpool and Real Madrid together. The winners of this pair will face Porto or Chelsea.

The last couple in the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals was the confrontation between Real Madrid and Liverpool. The teams met in the 2018 final in Kyiv, where Los Blancos, not without mistakes of goalkeeper Loris Karius of the Reds secured the third Champions League title in a row with a score of 3:1.

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has already commented on the upcoming matches with the Madrid team, which have gained a good pace before the break for the national teams’ matches,

“Exciting. A difficult draw, but for me it is not a problem. If you look at the rest of the teams, the thought slips through: "My God!" They are all strong. I am looking forward to the matches.

If the match is in Budapest, that's okay. It’s fine by us. Let's hope the home game at Anfield will be great too. So no, I can't say anything bad. Just cool,” Klopp said.

Now all the layouts speak of a slight advantage on the side of Madrid. Real Madrid have not lost in all tournaments for almost two months and have reduced the gap in the league from Atletico to six points. Liverpool are five points behind fourth place in the Premier League with only nine games remaining until the end of the season.

The pause for championship matches will benefit the Merseysiders, but whether the players will have additional injuries during this time is an open question. The same applies to Real Madrid players, who have recently been subject to injuries.

Despite roughly equal hands, bookmakers consider Liverpool to be the favorites of the confrontation. The Reds will play their first away match and even there they are not particularly inferior to their opponents. The operators give 2.52 for the victory of Real, and 2.86 for the guests. In general, the odds for Liverpool's advancement are 1.66, while for Real - 2.10. But as for us, in this confrontation everything will be extremely situational and everything can be solved by one mistake, or an injury that will affect everything. It will be all the more interesting to observe the perturbations with the line-ups of both teams, the dynamics of Liverpool's realization and the complexity of the clubs' schedules.