Fabinho has warned Liverpool that Jurgen Klopp’s side cannot start off “desperate” at Real Madrid. The Red Army challenged Real Madrid away in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Galacticos won 5-2 at Anfield and, despite trailing by two goals, took control of the game. Liverpool must now win by four goals in either regulation time or extra time to progress. If the total points are tied, the tie will go to a penalty shootout.
Darwin Nunes (4′) and Mohamed Salah (14′) showed in the first leg that Liverpool could hurt Real Madrid early on. But Vinicius Jr. (21, 36) drew the level of his La Liga squad before the Premier League break. Eder Militao (47′) and Karim Benzema (55′, 67′) followed with bowls.
Fabinho warns Liverpool not to ‘desperate’ at Real Madrid on Wednesday
But Fabinho is confident Liverpool cannot rush out the gate, seeking an immediate response against Real Madrid on Wednesday. The Brazilian believes the Reds must remain calm to cover their deficit. Otherwise, it may be difficult for Klopp’s side to play their best.
“We have to try to enjoy the game,” Fabinho told Liverpool Football Club. “I think it’s important not to budge [and] Get smart in the game.
“We can’t despair early in the game because I think we have to stay calm in any situation. No matter what happens in the game, we have to stay calm and try to play our best football.”
Klopp’s side have shown they can punish teams if they wait
Courtois gave Nunez and Salah a boost, though Liverpool scored twice early in their Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Real Madrid at home. The Belgian was too slow to react to Nunes’ flick. His poor touch allowed Salah to score again.
Vinicius Jr., Militao and Benzema then completed the comeback that Liverpool must now seek against Real Madrid on Wednesday. But as Fabinho said, Klopp’s team need not despair early. The Reds have shown they can punish both sides if they wait their chances.
Cody Gakpo scored their first goal after 43 minutes as Liverpool beat Manchester United 7-0 in the Premier League. The Anfield natives then started the style, with Nunes (47 minutes, 75 minutes), Gacpo (50 minutes), Salah (66 minutes, 83 minutes) and Roberto Firmino (88 minutes) Minute) hits De Gea.
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