“Liverpool feels this draw as a punishment”

Real Madrid will meet Liverpool again in the Champions League. The English could not imagine a worse scenario.

Beaten in the 2018 Champions League final, then in the 2019 quarter-finals and again in the 2022 final, the Reds will once again have to climb the Madrid mountain in the most important of European competitions. And if during the previous clashes Mohamed Salah’s teammates were motivated by the idea of ​​taking revenge, the 3 eliminations, including 2 lost finals, make Liverpool especially want to avoid the meringues next February.

“As a punishment…”

To understand it even better, and while at the same time we learn from The Athletic that the club is for sale, just go to the reactions in the British press. It’s yet another revenge, yes, but above all it’s a very bad draw for the struggling Reds this season.

The Daily Mail: “Liverpool face the toughest draw for English clubs, against Real Madrid as they did in the 2022 and 2018 finals. Klopp’s team, who will curse their second place, will seek revenge for their last loss in May. The fans They will be disappointed with the draw as the Reds have struggled to be consistent this season. They will be looking to rectify that ahead of the knockout clash.”

Sun: red redemption. Terror draw against Real Madrid. It is the clash between two European giants, who have 20 Champions League titles between them.

daily mirror: “Liverpool face a nightmare in the Champions League round of 16 by playing Real Madrid again. Liverpool have a chance to get quick revenge on Real Madrid after their last loss in the final. Arguably this is the best game.”

The times: “Liverpool will have to overcome their executioner from last year.”

The Telegraph : “Reissue and opportunity for revenge. However, Liverpool feel this draw as a punishment since they took 15 points but finished second in the group. Despite their problems and Real’s form, they are 50/50. The fact that the second leg is played at the Bernabéu, where the Spanish always seem to win, tilts the balance in favor of Real”.

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