A number of Liverpool fans have been reacting to the news that Raphael Varane is out of the Reds’ Champions League clash with Real Madrid, which is potentially a huge boost for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds face a massive test on Tuesday night, as they lock horns with Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final clash.
Klopp’s men are looking to get revenge on the La Liga giants, following the heartbreak they suffered in the 2018 final, losing 3-1 to Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Liverpool are without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip for the game, and for the remainder of the season, with Nathaniel Phillips and Ozan Kabak again expected to start.
Madrid have centre-back problems of their own, however, with Sergio Ramos ruled out and now Raphael Varane also unavailable for the match in Spain.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that the Frenchman has tested positive for the coronavirus, meaning he has to self-isolate.
Liverpool fans react to Varane news
These Liverpool fans took to Twitter to react to the update, understandably seeing the positive side of it for their team while wishing the France star all the best.
“Varane tests positive for COVID, obviously first thoughts are wishing him a speedy recovery but it’s a very nice break for us tonight”
“Huge if Varane is out for tonight’s encounter“
“Real still have Nacho and Eder Militao who are quality. it’s massive that an experienced duo in Varane and Ramos miss out. Interesting to see if both legs.”
“Real Madrid will be without both Ramos and Varane for both of the Champions League quarterfinal matches as it was announced Varane has tested positive for COVID. Wishing Varane a speedy recovery and all that but a big boost for #LFC.”
“Madrid missing Ramos, Varane Liverpool missing Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez score = 10-10“
In other news, Klopp has hinted about a key selection decision for the Real Madrid game. Read about it here.
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