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Kenny Dalglish hoping for Liverpool comeback against Real Madrid

Sat 10 April 2021 | 23:36

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is hopeful that the Reds can bounce back from the 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.

With a 3-1 loss in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final in Spain,

Liverpool

’s hope of winning silverware this season is fading away, but

Dalglish

recalls Liverpool’s incredible comeback against

AC Milan

in the 2005 Champions League final and believes all is not lost yet.

"We're 3-1 down in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, playing again on Wednesday against

Real Madrid

, the final is being played at the Ataturk Stadium which is the stadium where we beat AC Milan on penalties,"

Dalglish said in quotes published by several British newspapers

.

"So maybe romance is not yet dead and the bad season is going to have a happy ending."

The former Liverpool player and the manager believes the Reds face a tougher task against Real Madrid than they did in overturning a three-goal deficit to beat

Barcelona

in the 2019 semi-finals

"I think what will make it harder [than the Barcelona game] is that Real are a better team than Barcelona were,"

he added

.

"Barcelona won 3-0 at the Nou Camp and they missed a sitter late on with the last kick of the game.

"You thought at the time, 'that's given us a chance now'. Real Madrid have got a better team defensively even though they had to make changes [in the first leg] – [Sergio] Ramos never played and they had to bring a couple of guys in. They're better than Barcelona were."


source: SportMob