The draw for the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League round of 16 knockout rounds has already been drawn. Real Madrid, who won the championship last season, and Liverpool, the runner-up, “met” in the first knockout round, which allows fans to see it earlier as it did last season. UEFA Champions League final match screen.
At present, it is only a theoretical possibility for Liverpool to win the championship in the Premier League, so Liverpool has set the goal of winning the championship in the Champions League. However, in the first Champions League knockout match against the previous champion Real Madrid, Liverpool coach Klopp still expressed confidence in the game when he was interviewed by the media recently.
Liverpool and Real Madrid have been one of each other’s opponents in the Champions League in recent years, including the finals of the 2017/18 season and the 2021/22 season. In this season’s Champions League, the Red Army and Real Madrid even faced each other directly in the knockout round of the 16th. .
“First-leg home results are very important”
Red Army coach Klopp also said in an interview, “This will be an exciting game for everyone.”
According to the data, Klopp has played against Real Madrid 10 times in his coaching career, and won 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, but Klopp still has confidence in this game. “We played against Real Madrid in the most recent final, but the two teams don’t have many matches in two legs, so we can expect something to happen,” he said.
In addition, Klopp also pointed out that the home game in the first leg will be very important and hopes to gain the support of the fans. “Real Madrid have a good record in Europe, we all know that, but we’re not bad, plus we have Anfield, so everyone knows what it will mean.”
Real Madrid won the championship by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final last season, and eliminated Liverpool by a total score of 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the 2020/21 Champions League. In the 2017/18 Champions League final, Real Madrid won the title with a 3-1 victory over the Reds.