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PremierLeague-News.Com - Despite his anger then, the Liverpool manager insists revenge is not on his mind as his side prepare to meet Real Madrid on Tuesday
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jürgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not focus on revenge for their Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in 2018 when the two sides meet again on Tuesday night.The game stood at 0-0 in Kiev when Mohamed Salah was forced off after only half an hour with a shoulder injury following a judo-like challenge by Sergio Ramos that went unpunished. Liverpool ended up losing 3-1 after two calamitous mistakes by goalkeeper Loris Karius and a wonder goal by Gareth Bale.The two teams face each other for the first time since that controversial night in the first leg of the quarter-final with Klopp admitting he was livid in Kiev – and for some time after – but that time has been a healer. The vastly experienced Ramos – a master of football’s dark arts – is out of both legs with an injury, so perhaps the scales of justice have already been rebalanced a touch.i's fantasy football tips newsletter: get aheadEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.“We are not on a revenge tour,” said Klopp. “Nights like that, you try everything to win a game, you lose it and you meet the opponent again one day. Sometimes it is close enough – a week or two weeks later – and you can have this kind of emotion still.“It has nothing to do with 2018, but when we got the draw and it was the first time we played Real Madrid since, then of course I remembered the game. I said after the game that if someone asked me in a press conference a week or a month later if I would invite Sergio Ramos to my 60th birthday, I would have said ‘no’.“Now I would think about it again. He is a great footballer, but I didn’t like what happened that night. It was a strange night.
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.”Liverpool have won their last three games, without conceding a goal, including their best performance for months in the 3-0 win at Arsenal on Saturday. They won’t say it but they clearly have their eyes on another Champions League final appearance.“We need to play a really good game otherwise we don’t have a chance. In a strange and difficult season for us, we want to show how good we are and if we are better than Real or not. If somebody knows how to win the Champions League then it is Real Madrid. They are outstanding.”After using 20 different centre-back partnerships this season because of their injury problems, Liverpool have finally found some stability in that vital department. Despite their relative inexperience, Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak have kept shut-outs in all four of their starts together but this will be their biggest test yet, especially as Karim Benzema is enjoying an Indian summer in his career.So far the France striker has scored 24 goals in all competitions, with 12 of them coming in his last 12 appearances. And he has netted in all three of his appearances for Real against Liverpool. Phillips and Kabak will be aiming to bring that run to halt. Salah, at the other end, will have different priorities.
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