Jürgen Klopp will be forced to endure ‘pure torture’ ahead of the Champions League round of 16 against Real Madrid

Jür­gen Klopp has revealed that he endured the “pure tor­ture” of watch­ing last sea­son’s Cham­pi­ons League final against Real Madrid again.

But the Liv­er­pool man­ag­er is hop­ing he can bring pain to Car­lo Ancelot­ti’s men in the last 16 at Anfield on Tuesday.

Liv­er­pool are seek­ing revenge for their 1–0 defeat in Paris in May, and Klopp is on the mend with back-to-back Pre­mier League vic­to­ries over Ever­ton and Newcastle.

I did­n’t see the final until the weekend.

And I quick­ly real­ized why I had­n’t returned it.

We played a good game and could have won.

“They scored the deci­sive goal and we did­n’t score.

“Real Madrid don’t wor­ry if oth­er teams have chances, they don’t lose con­fi­dence. They know their chances will come. They are the team we should learn from.

“But we already have two wins. We feel it, we see it. It sets the mood a lot.”

Four weeks ago it would have been dif­fer­ent, but life is timing. ”

“You have to play two big games to get through. You have to do your best to have a chance.”

“With Real Madrid, even if you don’t play your best, you have a chance.

“That’s what makes them special.”

Klopp expects an enthu­si­as­tic atmos­phere at Anfield and knows the team need all the help they can get.

I am look­ing for­ward to the match at the Bernabéu.

“It’s tough going to the Bern­abéu, but it does­n’t mat­ter, it’s the Cham­pi­ons League.

One of the most impor­tant match­es in the world.

“It’s going to be a great game and I’m hap­py to be play­ing now. I hope Anfield picks up the nerves. I’m a lit­tle excit­ed to see how we’ve improved over the last two games. I’m very hap­py for the fans, let’s go togeth­er again.

Liv­er­pool’s main injury con­cern is strik­er Dar­win Nunez, who suf­fered a shoul­der prob­lem against Newcastle.

He has a late fit­ness test, but he trained on Monday.

“We’ll have to see how he han­dles the pain,” said Klopp.

Los Blan­cos will be with­out two key mid­field stars, Aure­lian Chua­meni and Toni Kroos, due to illness.

Left-back Fer­land Mendy has been out since last month with a thigh prob­lem and has already been ruled out.

LaLi­ga cham­pi­ons Real Madrid beat 10th-placed Osasuna 2–0 with goals from Fed­eri­co Valverde and Mar­co Asensio.

In addi­tion to Luka Mod­ric, Arse­nal loan­er Dani Cebal­los and French star Eduar­do Camavin­ga were appoint­ed in the midfield.

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