Liverpool news Klopp makes Ramos claim and reacts to Real Madrid 'revenge' theory PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was speaking about the Real Madrid game to the media on Monday evening
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool's history with Real Madrid will count for nothing in the Champions League. And the manager says his players are not in Madrid for a "revenge tour" on Tuesday night. The Reds will come up against the Spaniards for the first time since European Cup final of 2018 when they were beaten 3-1 on a night of infamy for Klopp's men. After Sergio Ramos injured Mohamed Salah's shoulder in the first half, the los Blancos captain then caught Loris Karius with an off-the-ball elbow which, it would later be revealed, left the German goalkeeper concussed. A concussed Karius was then culpable for two glaring errors as Madrid won their 13th European Cup at the expense of Liverpool in Kiev nearly three years ago. Klopp, though, says while he did think back to that game when the draw was made, it will have no impact on what he will tell his players for the first leg of the quarter-final tie. Klopp said : “We are not on a revenge tour here. "I don’t believe too much in revenge, but it would be nice to get through, because it would mean we are in the next round! “It also has nothing to do with the Premier League situation. We feel in a good moment, we had good games, came out with a really good game after the international break and now we hope we can keep the momentum. Read More Related Articles 'Embarrassing' - Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville exchange words in heated Sky Sports debate Read More Related Articles 'Still got it' - Liverpool fans go crazy after Jurgen Klopp training video emerges "My motivation is on the highest level because it is the Champions League and we want to go to the next round. "It is Real Madrid but it has nothing to do with 2018. But when we got the draw, the first time that we have played Real Madrid since then, of course I remembered that game and that time. "I said at the time, if someone had asked me in a press conference a week later or a month later if I would invite Sergio Ramos to my 60th birthday party I would have said no. "Meanwhile I would think about it again. He is a great football player but I said I didn't like what happened that night, it was a strange night, but it is completely normal [now]. "I cannot get that feeling back, that anger or whatever. So I don't even try. "What I try is to prepare my team for tomorrow to show how good we are as a football team in a strange season, a difficult season for us. But we want to show how good we are as a team. "If we are better than Real Madrid and score more goals, then we go to the next round. If not, then Real Madrid. It's pretty easy. "We were good in the  game, that is true. After that we were not so good. Real came up and started dominating.
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. "Actually, our team is built for this kind of game," added Klopp. "We face a football-playing side which is very helpful in general but also for our kind of defending as well. "That is why we have a chance, absolutely. I heard outside everyone says Real Madrid are favourites already. Great, no problem at all with that. "They are used to that role and we have no problem with the role as challenger. "But how I said, we want to give it a proper try. We know we were good in the final but being good for 25 minutes of a final was never enough. "Nobody is interested when they look back after 10 or 15 years who was good for 25 minutes but we knew that anyway. "I am not so determined to show the world how good we are or whatever, I want to show our fans to be honest, that is much more important to me. "People might think because of the situation that I am a worse manager, I don't like that, but I don't care to be honest. We've had some problems and if you are with us, you know about them.
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"It's not about that, it's about getting whatever is possible out of this season. We have said many times, you create a specific basis for the season and then you get to the finishing part of the season. "We have created reasonably better bases than this season but we are still in the fight for the Champions League spots as well. "I gave an interview after the RB Leipzig game with Lothar Matthaus in Germany and I said it honestly doesn't look really likely that there is any chance to qualify through the league for the Champions League. "All of a sudden we are just a few points behind [top four], so of course it is possible with the number of games we have. We have a tough programme but things are in the flow and we have to keep in contact with that. "We have to chase the team in front of us and we have to chase Real Madrid tomorrow. They are in a very good moment, yes, Ramos is injured, Dani Carvajal is not there, but they are a really good team, very experienced. "If someone knows how to win the Champions League it is Real Madrid obviously and we are the opponent. I think we should give it a proper try."
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