Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he hoped the team could carry the confidence from Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League win over Aston Villa into Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final encounter against Real Madrid, where they will need to be “perfect.”
Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a stoppage-time winner as champions Liverpool fought back to beat Villa and end a dismal run of six league defeats at their Anfield home.
Despite losing 3-1 at Real in the first leg of their quarter-final last week, Klopp backed his side to build on the performance against Villa.
“Whatever we can… we’ll take. That’s clear. We need a perfect performance on Wednesday if we want to have a chance only – just for a chance,” Klopp told reporters.
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“I think the way we played and the way Real played there, it doesn’t look promising but the good…