Liverpool looking to 'right a wrong' after news confirmed - pundit
Alan Hutton has insisted Liverpool will be looking to “right a wrong” when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender said Jurgen Klopp will be hopeful to get more of his injured players back by the time the tie rolls around.
On Monday (7 November), the Reds were drawn against group winners Real Madrid in the next round of the European competition after finishing second in their group behind Napoli.
The teams will meet again in February after facing off in last year’s final in Paris (28 May) where Madrid came out on top with a 1-0 victory.
The first leg of the tie will take place at Anfield on 21 February before the Reds travel to the Bernabeu on 15 March.
When asked if the final defeat will provide extra motivation for Klopp’s men heading into the match, Hutton told Football Insider: “Probably a little bit.
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“You obviously want to right a wrong. But it is two top quality teams who will both fancy their chances. It will be an interesting tie.
“It is obviously the turn of the year so Liverpool would like to have their full fit squad and really be up there challenging.
“I think it is probably one of the top ties – a huge game. I am sure Klopp and the team will think they have got enough to go through.“