Klopp reacts to 'cool' UCL draw

UEFA Champions League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has shared his thoughts on facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 2018 final.

After overcoming RB Leipzig in the round of 16, the Premier League champions were drawn against the record holders in Friday's draw.

Los Blancos secured a 3-1 win in the final three years ago in a game that will be remembered for Loris Karius' howlers and Mohamed Salah's injury.

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“It’s only just over two years ago that we faced them and it was a tough night for us, so to get the chance to play them again is cool," Klopp told the club's official website.

“I know it’s a different round and whatever and we don’t know where we will play and stuff like this, but that’s all OK. If it will be Budapest, that’s fine. We are fine with that. The home game maybe hopefully at Anfield, that would be great as well.

“So, no, nothing bad to say – nothing bad to say actually, it’s just cool.”

Before the 2018 final, the Reds embarrassed Los Blancos in 2009 after winning 5-0 on aggregate in the round of 16.

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