Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he is excited to face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals as the Reds look to take revenge for their defeat against Los Blancos in 2018.
suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hand ofReal Madrid
in the 2018 final, which featured many memorable incidents involving
The Reds will have the chance to avenge that defeat in Kiev when they face Zidane's team – who beatAtalanta
in the round of 16 – in the last eight.
"It’s exciting, exciting,"
Reds head coach Klopp said of the draw.
"It’s obviously a tough draw but I am fine with it because if you look at all the other teams you think, ‘Oh my god’ because they are all strong and all have quality, that’s clear. I am really looking forward to the games.
“It’s only just over two years ago that we faced them and it was a tough night for us, so to get the chance to play them again is cool.
“With Liverpool now we only faced them once, that’s OK. But, yes, it’s always tough. I think it’s the first time I faced them when Cristiano [Ronaldo] is not there; probably maybe the first time since [Gareth] Bale is not there.
"But obviously [Sergio] Ramos is still there, [Raphael] Varane still there, [Toni] Kroos still there, [Luka] Modric still there, Casemiro still there, [Dani] Carvajal still there, [Karim] Benzema still there.
“And a few young prospects, proper players on top of that. Again, I’m really looking forward to it.”