Come on,Real have Barca at the weekend so who knows,on our day we can destroy these at Anfield,Real didn't have to be that good tonight as we were piss poor all over the pitch,playing stupid corners up in the air for there tall goalkeeper to catch and counter.If Jürgen gets the tactics and selection right and we get an early goal it's game on.We are over due a big Anfield performance as we haven't had one this year.COYR.
Just take out Benzema and we win, you said. Well it happened, and the team still lost.
Ok so we do it the hard way again.
We've all been here before. Prepare your blood pressure for another rollercoaster game next week.
A second leg at home, chasing a deficit with no crowd. No we haven't been here before, and hopefully won't be in the future. The semi final is at home first leg if we get that far. The second leg of this is just hours before the club closes down for the next anniversary of Hillsborough, and 5 years after beating Dortmund, so maybe that will inspire some of the players to put up a decent fightback. They don't have the fans present, but now they've got to go and prove that they can get by without us, when they really have to. Real don't even have a home ground to play these games, let alone support, and can still get the job done. That's what the Liverpool players now have to do. The Barcelona game has since been brought up as what can be done, but the team had a full house last year against Atletico, and it wasn't enough to get over the line. Real are certainly not going to park the bus though, and will want to wrap it up before half time, and would still do so whether there's a crowd there or not.
This game was a reality check for a team 7th in the league, playing one of the best teams in Europe. I've said it here for years, I said it this year, and I'll be saying it for years to come, here and elsewhere. There is never a good time to play Real Madrid. Real (and Bayern) are who you should want to avoid in this competition where there's any possible alternative, and now you see why. So I never want to see the horrible phrase "I want to face Real Madrid" posted here again. It certainly won't be coming from my keyboard anyway.