Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp described the draw for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, which left his team in a confrontation against Real Madrid, as exciting.
It is expected that Liverpool will visit Real Madrid in the first leg on the 6th and 7th of next April, provided that the return match will be held on the “Reds” land, on the 13th and 14th of the same month.
This is the first confrontation between the two teams since the final match of the 2017-2018 season in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, which ended with the Spanish team winning 3-1.
Commenting on the draw, Klopp told Liverpool’s website: “The draw is very exciting. It will be a difficult match for sure, but I am satisfied with the draw, because when you look at the other teams you will see that all of them have high quality as well. I look forward to this confrontation very much.”
“It has only been two years since our last game against Real Madrid. It was a difficult night for us, so it is good to have a new opportunity to play against them,” he added.
The German coach explained, “I know that we will play in a different role, and we do not know where the two matches will be (the possibility of transferring them outside Spain and England due to the Corona virus), but all of this is acceptable. If we have to play in Budapest (the city that hosted the Liverpool match in the last round)) There is nothing wrong with that and we accept it, and if we can play at Anfield, that will definitely be great. “
And he added: “When I was coach of Borussia Dortmund, we used to face them (Real Madrid) almost every season, whether in the group stage or in the knockout stages of the Champions League. They or Arsenal. As for Liverpool, there was only one occasion. The next confrontation will be my first against them. Without the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but the team still maintains a large number of key players, such as Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Danny Carvajal and Karim Benzema, in addition to the presence of a good number of young players. The most promising. “
It is noteworthy that Klopp previously faced Real Madrid in the Champions League only once as coach of Liverpool, and 6 times as coach of Borussia Dortmund.