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‘It’s exciting’ – Klopp excited for Real Madrid reunion

Fri 19 March 2021 | 22:48

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 of

Real Madrid

in the 2018 final, which featured many memorable incidents involving

Sergio Ramos


Mohamed Salah


Loris Karius

, and

Gareth Bale


The Reds will have the chance to avenge that defeat in Kiev when they face Zidane's team – who beat


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.”

source: SportMob