A number of Liverpool fans have been buoyed by the news of Real Madrid’s mounting injury crisis, believing the Reds can progress past the Spanish giants in the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s men face a huge game on Wednesday evening as they welcome Zinedine Zidane’s side to Anfield for the second leg of their quarter-final tie. Real Madrid won 3-1 in the last week’s first leg, with Liverpool producing a disappointing performance but at least getting that all-important away goal.
The Reds will have to improve greatly on Wednesday, but news of the La Liga giants’ injuries may give them extra hope going into the game.
Lucas Vazquez has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering cruciate ligament damage in Saturday’s win over Barcelona, while Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard will also be unavailable, as outlined by Semra Hunter from La Liga TV [via Sky Sports].
It means that Liverpool’s attack will come up against a much-weakened Madrid defence, suggesting that a dramatic turnaround against Spanish heavyweights could be on the cards again two years after the epic comeback against Barcelona.
Liverpool fans react to Real Madrid’s injury woes
“This is crazy, I thought Vazquez was brilliant against us! Big positive he’s out“
“Yeah but we didn’t capitalise on this ‘makeshift’ back line last week either, need to make it count early this week“
“We will beat them 3-0… mark my word…“
“We gotta get after it then“
“Well we can’t be any worse this time round“
“There’s hope for us. Let’s be believers and not doubters…”
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