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Champions League: Klopp reveals what Liverpool must do to defeat Real Madrid

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has spoken about what his team have to do, in order to beat Real Madrid and qualify for the Champions League semi-finals.

The Reds lost 3-1 in the first leg last week.

Klopp is still hopeful that his side can stage a comeback.

However, the German tactician says Liverpool cannot afford to give Madrid an inch if they are to make it through, having seen how clinical they can be in the final third when any kind of opportunity arrives.

“To beat Real Madrid you have to defend at your absolute highest level because their offensive qualities are incredible and even then it’s really difficult,” Klopp told a pre-match press conference.

“The first goal they scored is a good example of it; for most of the teams in the world, it was not even half a chance, but the pass from Toni Kroos and the first touch and the finish was absolutely incredible.

“So even when you defend well and deny them a lot of things, these things are still possible. For the next two goals, our percentage of involvement was too high, definitely.

“So, we have to defend at a really high level and we have to create ourselves – and that’s what we will try. I cannot invent any new things just because we are 3-1 down, we will use the usual tools of football – or will try at least.”

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