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‘There for the taking’ – Liverpool fans on Twitter happy about Madrid struggles

The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the defensive fragility of Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s side lost 3-2 to Sevilla last night in a strange game that saw Sergio Ramos star. The Los Blancos captain smacked a spot kick against the bar, then scored an own goal and the converted a penalty as Zidane’s side showed that they can be beaten. You can read more about Madrid’s soft centre on the Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool face Real Madrid on 26th May in Kiev in the Champions League final, with Madrid chasing their third title in as many years. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s men are eyeing up their sixth title after last reaching the final in 2007, losing to AC Milan in Athens in a repeat of the classic 2005 final. Liverpool have a brilliant chance of taking the trophy back to Merseyside with them, especially if Madrid continue with their kamikaze defending.

Whilst there’s no doubt that Madrid can be soft defensively, they’ve done superbly well to reach the final in Kiev. The club overcame the champions of France, Italy and Germany in their three knockout rounds beforehand, and not even their poor La Liga form can stop them from dominating on the continent. They went into the Sevilla game without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Isco, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo and Keylor Navas making up eight of their usual first-team squad who were missing.

You can read our Resident Reds’ verdict on Madrid’s frailties here:

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