UEFA announced Champions League quarterfinal draws on Friday. All four of the declared fixtures are very exciting and promise a lot of goals. However, there is none more appealing and captivating than that of Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Real legend Roberto Carlos talked to AS about the fixture, among other things, he said that the league form of both sides will not determine how they fare in the match. He also said that Real Madrid should not take this Liverpool side lightly and “should be worried” about them.
No other club in Europe’s top eight has more history than these two clubs in the Champions League. Both these sides have won the elite club competition in recent times and will look forward to reaching Istanbul and emulating their feats once again.
Roberto Carlos gives a taste of how the game will progress
Carlos is a player who has pledged his allegiance to Real Madrid over the years. So naturally, even his statements had a certain Madrista undertone to them.
He said, “The first game is at home, Real Madrid’s momentum is great and they must decide the tie at home. The important thing is that Zidane has all his players ready, that they come back as quickly as possible. It is easy for him to be a coach here because he has the best at his disposal. If a game does not go well, he has eight players of the highest level waiting to play. You have to be concerned with Liverpool.”
The last time these two sides met was in the 2018 Champions League Final in Kyiv. This match is remembered because of two incidents, the first being Karius’ howlers and the second being the horrifying tackle of Sergio Ramos on Mohamed Salah. That tackle rendered the Egyptian Winger incapable of taking any further part in the match’s proceedings.
Now that these two sides are meeting again, that incident has started doing the rounds on social media. Addressing those concerns, Roberto Carlos asserted, “Salah is not even going to get close to Sergio. It will be an action that is going to be talked about a lot.”
Liverpool vs Real Madrid has the potential of becoming one of the UCL classics. The likes of Karim Benzema and Jordan Henderson will be licking their lips in anticipation of this game. No matter what the result turns out to be over the course of two legs, this match will surely be a treat to watch for fans and neutrals alike.
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