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Zinedine Zidane responds to “strange” Jurgen Klopp comment after Real Madrid beat Liverpool

Zinedine Zidane head Coach of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid and SD Eibar at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on April 03, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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Zinedine Zidane thinks Liverpool will “leave all they have on the pitch” when they host Real Madrid at Anfield next week.

Los Blancos beat the Reds with a score of 3 – 1 last night, with Vinícius Júnior and Marco Asensio scoring the winning goals for their side.

“This here tonight was really strange because it was a difficult situation in the stadium, but Anfield is at least a proper stadium and that will be good for us,” said Klopp after the match.

And Zidane, who was the Spanish side’s coach when they beat Liverpool 3-1 in the 2018 Champions League final, responded to Klopp’s comments, saying: “I don’t have an opinion about what Jurgen says, we are proud to play in this stadium.”

Then he added: “Liverpool is the opponent and we know they are going to leave all they have on the pitch, I have no question about that.

“We just need to be ready and it is going to be a very good second leg match. We will need to do the same thing in the second leg.

“We are happy with the result but we have won nothing. We are happy with the performance and what the players have done is huge after a lot of difficulties in our season.

“There is a long road ahead and we are alive. Today is the first leg but we’ll know we’ll have a second leg and our idea is to think that we go into that and the result will be 0-0.

“For us, we are happy but we have another complicated game for the second leg.

“These two sides are quite offensive and we knew we could hurt them from that aspect, so we prepared properly.

“What we did quite well was defend properly with the three in the middle and we know if we defend properly we will get chances in the attack and that is what happened.

“The first goal was quite beautiful with a wonderful pass from Toni [Kroos].”

Source: Liverpool Echo 

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