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Jurgen Klopp determined to exact revenge on Real Madrid in Champions League QF: “My motivation is at the highest level”

Tomorrow night will see Liverpool go head-to-head with Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final in Spanish capital.

It will be a chance to see a symbolic rematch of the Kiev final in 2018, where the Reds lost 3-1 and Los Blancos claimed their fourth European title in five years.

Since then, Liverpool have lifted both the Champions League and Premier League trophies – the latter of which arrived just last season after a 30-year long wait.

Although it has been a somewhat disappointing domestic campaign this term, the Reds remain in the battle for a top four place with eight games to go.

Both teams will have stars missing from their squads, with the likes of Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Djik still injured for the Reds and both Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos ruled out for the Spaniards.

In his pre-match press conference, Jurgen Klopp explained his team have a fighting chance against Real Madrid.

“My motivation is at the highest level because we play in the Champions League, we want to go to the next round and we play Real Madrid,” the Liverpool boss said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

“What I try is to prepare my team for tomorrow to show how good we are as a football team in a strange season and a difficult season.

“If we are better than Real Madrid or score more goals then we go through to the next round. If not, then Real Madrid. That’s pretty easy.”

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