Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has claimed particular Liverpool star to be on his best form tonight in the second leg Champions League last 16 tie.
An uphill battle waits for Jurgen Klopp’s side after Real Madrid oozed past Liverpool 5-2 after conceding twice in 20 minutes.
Liverpool, though, are no strangers to exceptional comebacks in Europe and will have full belief they are able to replicate some of the memorable nights in their trophy-laden history.
Just recently, we have seen Liverpool are more than capable of pulling off a stellar performance when it’s needed the most, not least their 7-0 thrashing over Manchester United.
Klopp will be hoping for the same from his players tonight and Sutton has claimed Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson will need to be at the peak of his powers, after conceding five three weeks ago.
The Merseyside outfit have been defensively poor for the majority of the season, and we know that they have an abundance of talent in attack.
Getting the balance right will be key for keeping the forward line of Los Blancos quiet on the night and for them to have any chance of progressing up the other end of the pitch.
Speaking to the Football Daily Podcast, Sutton spoke about Liverpool’s roster of players and the chance they have of a triumph in Spain.
“It’s highly unlikely but we know that Liverpool have talented players,” Sutton told the podcast.
“We know they have periods in games when they can absolutely blitz teams. We know will have to play well, Liverpool will have to defend better than they have all season,”
“There’s a lot of talk about their high line, and they’ve looked shaky, and the players have been off it.”
Few outside of Anfield believe Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have what it takes to produce an infamous comeback, and Sutton is one that believes that the visiting side may have a slim chance.
“As I say, the pressure is off, nobody expects Liverpool to get a result, but they’ll know that its within them.”