Liverpool were left to rue a host of missed chances as they exited the Uefa Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds headed into the quarter-final second trailing 3-1 after a first-leg defeat in Madrid, but could count on plenty of experience of famous European comebacks on Merseyside – though this one would have to be masterminded without fans in the stands.
Unfortunately for Klopp, Liverpool’s quality in front of goal did not match their tenacity, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Gini Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino all wasting presentable opportunities.
Liverpool dominated the game against a Real side clearly off the pace following injury problems and a draining Clasico victory over Barcelona at the weekend, but could not convert their chances into the goals they needed to turn the tie around.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum; Mane, Salah, Firmino
Subs: Adrian, H. Davies, Thiago, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, B. Davies, Williams, Cain, Clarkson
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Valverde, Eder Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Junior
Subs: Marcelo, Lunin, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano, Rodrygo, Altube, Park, Arribas, Chust
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Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): Courtois; Odriozola, Nacho, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Prediction: Liverpool 1-2 Real Madrid
Liverpool looked slightly back to their former selves against Aston Villa but still not a match for Real Madrid. An early goal will be key for them, but I can see the visitors killing the tie with an away goal.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Liverpool wins: 3
- Draws: 0
- Real Madrid wins: 4
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
- Liverpool to qualify: 31/10
- Real Madrid to qualify: 2/9
- Liverpool to qualify on penalties: 50/1
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