Showdown in Anfield: Real will Liverpool aus Königsklasse kegeln
Ein besonderer Champions-League-Abend an der Anfield Road: Real Madrid will nach dem 3:1-Hinspiel-Erfolg gegen den FC Liverpool im Rückspiel den finalen Schritt in Richtung Halbfinale tätigen. Ob dies gelingt? Alle Infos zum Viertelfinal-Rückspiel in der Königsklasse (Mittwoch, 21 Uhr).
Fede Valverde plays like Steven Gerrard and idolises Luis Suarez - but now he supports Man United! Real Madrid's enforcer reveals all to Sportsmail... including how he is looking to KO Liverpool tonight
Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde (left) has been likened to a young Steven Gerrard, and he grew up cheering every goal Luis Suarez (both pictured, inset top) scored at Anfield. Tonight, Valverde is likely to start for Zinedine Zidane's team, despite the strong midfield trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric (top right, with Valverde). His industry will be needed on the right of midfield to protect a defence missing its two first-choice right-backs. He started against Barcelona at the weekend and it was his surging run and pass that set-up the opening goal. It's the long-stride, box-to-box brilliance that have provoked the comparisons with Gerrard, and he showed his tough side during a challenge with Fabinho last week (bottom right)
Press conference / Rueda de Prensa
Zidane: “We have to compete, defend well and attack them”
Zinedine Zidane took to the media room at Anfield ahead of his side's final training session before Wednesday night's meeting with Liverpool (9pm) and the boss had the following to say: "We know what sort of game we'll face, I'm sure it'll be tough and we'll just continue to do what we've been doing. We have to compete, defend well and attack them and we're ready for this return leg".
Zidane: “Tenemos que competir, defender bien y atacar”