Robertson retains Reds belief

14 April 2021 17:43:12 GMTPlus10

Andy Robertson says Liverpool can turn their Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid around but only if they produce a "close-to-perfect game" in the second leg at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's side are 3-1 down from the first leg after a disappointing performance in Madrid last week. Mohamed Salah's away goal in the second half cut the deficit to 2-1 on the night after Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio had put Real 2-0 up but another Vinicius goal means the Spanish giants are in control of the tie.

A 2-0 victory on Wednesday would be enough to see the Reds progress to the semis but Robertson admits they face an uphill task against Zinedine Zidane's side.

The left-back acknowledged the first-leg display was not good enough but believes there is still the chance of a fightback.

He told reporters: "We're still in the competition. Maybe not many give us hope but we believe we can put in a better performance than last week and that's the only way that gives us a fighting chance.

"We need to be better at everything we do, we need to put pressure on an unbelievable, experienced team and try to make it uncomfortable for them.

"And if we can do that and if the chances can fall to us and we can take them, then let's see where it takes us. It needs to be a close-to-perfect game."

Liverpool saw off Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday to keep themselves in with a chance of a top-four finish this season, while Real warmed up for the trip to Anfield with a 2-1 victory of their own over Barcelona in the latest El Clasico.

Liverpool are 1.95 to win the second leg, Real are 3.40 and the draw is 4.00.

Real are 7.00 to win the Champions League this season, Liverpool are 15.00.

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