LIVERPOOL should be nervous about their Champions League draw due to their recent record against teams from Madrid.
Finishing behind Napoli left them on the harder side of the draw as they would have to face teams that won their group, like the La Liga giants.
While the fans of the Anfield club will be looking for revenge for their two final defeats to Real Madrid, one person has pointed out a weird coincidence since the German manager was appointed.
Journalist Colin Millar wrote: “With JÃ¼rgen Klopp as manager, Liverpool have exclusively been knocked out of the Champions League by clubs from Madrid.
“The one season they didn’t play a club from Madrid, they won the Champions League – in Madrid.”
In the last two season, Liverpool have been knocked out by Real Madrid, once in the quarter-finals and in the final earlier this year.
In 2019/20, Liverpool were beaten in both legs by Diego Simone’s Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.
The season before that, Liverpool avoided playing a club from Madrid and beat Tottenham in an all-Premier League final, which happened to be played in the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.
The previous year, Liverpool was beaten in the final by Real Madrid, and before that Klopp had not managed them in the competition.
Klopp’s side will be hoping that the ominous omen means very little and will be able to overcome Carlo Ancelotti‘s side and progress to the next round.
In the meantime, Liverpool will be focused on winning their two games before the break for the World Cup in Qatar.
Up first is a Carabao Cup clash against Derby County which will be followed by a league fixture against Southampton at Anfield.
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