Trent Alexander-Arnold has now explained what Liverpool “will have to” do to shock Real Madrid. The Reds trail Los Blancos 5-2 in the Champions League round of 16.
The Anfield native took a two-goal lead in the knockout first leg. But the Galacticos responded to early goals from Darwin Nunes and Mohamed Salah, with Vinicius Jr., Ed Militao and Karim Benzema each on Merseyside. Scored a goal.
Liverpool must now travel to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete one of the greatest ever Champions League comebacks. Jurgen Klopp’s side must win the second leg by four or more clear goals in normal time or extra time to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
Klopp has led Liverpool to the quarter-finals in four of the past five seasons. Only in the 2019/20 season have the Reds failed to progress past the last 16. They also reached the finals in 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2021/22. But they only won the UEFA title in 2018/19.
Last season, Real Madrid also beat Liverpool 1-0 to win the UEFA Cup for a record 14th time. Vinicius Jr. scored the only goal at the Stade de France and was the instigator of the Reds’ defeat at Anfield. But Alexander-Arnold believes Liverpool are still in talks.
Alexander-Arnold thinks near-perfect Liverpool can beat Real Madrid
Alexander-Arnold believes Liverpool’s near-perfect form can see Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Real Madrid and reach the quarter-finals. The right-back is confident they have enough attacking power to make things difficult for Ancelotti’s side and will not give up.
“We’re going to go out there and win games and try to get through,” Alexander-Arnold has now told liverpool echo. “We’re not going to just go out there and think it’s done and we’re out. We still believe it.
“We knew it was going to be very difficult. But we knew we were capable of scoring goals in games and we had to have an almost perfect game to advance to the next round. But we never said never.”
So far this season, Liverpool have scored 4 goals or more in a single game 3 times. They beat AFC Bournemouth 9-0 in all competitions, Rangers 7-1 and Manchester United 7-0. Mohamed Salah is also their top scorer this season with 22 goals in 38 appearances.
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