Real Madrid vs Liverpool
One of the marquee ties in the next round of Champions League fixtures will see Real Madrid and Liverpool face off.
The meeting on April 6th will be the first time the pair have faced off since that historic 2018 final, which Madrid eventually won 3-1 thanks to some Gareth Bale heroics and Sergio Ramos injuring Mohamed Salah early in the game.
Ahead of the first leg, neither outfit has had a great season to date, though Liverpool’s campaign has been substantially worst.
However, despite being pretty dire in the league for much of 2020/21, Liverpool have still looked solid in Europe, dominating a high-flying RB Leipzig side over two legs in the Round of 16 and they have now won their last two league ties.
MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 24: Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid looks on during the Copa del Rey, Quarter Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 24, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Zidane on Salah
Ahead of the tie, Zinedine Zidane has been quizzed on Liverpool and Egypt star, Mohamed Salah.
Salah has of course been one of the Premier League’s top talents over the last several years.
However, comments from the player continue to create speculation over his future on Merseyside.
Just last week, Salah stated that he would be open to playing in Spain. And back in December, he stated he would be open to playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid, both of whom he has been linked with by the press.
Now, as mentioned above, Zidane has been drawn on the possibility of Real signing Salah. The Frenchman, however, gave very little away:
“He isn’t my player.
“I have 25 players here, at the moment I’m a Real Madrid coach and I enjoy every day of the moment.”
Quotes via Goal.