Key Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will miss the upcoming internationals, and faces a race against time to recover in time to play for his club.
A muscle injury has ruled Ramos out of Spain's Euro 2016 qualifiers with Slovakia and Luxembourg, and he could also miss Real Madrid's game with Levante.
Ramos has confirmed instead he is targeting the Champions League clash with Liverpool at Anfield for his comeback, report AS.
The Spanish newspaper write that Ramos has a 'special interest' in playing in the game, to help make up for Madrid's last visit to the stadium in 2009, when they were soundly beaten 4-0 by Rafa Benitez's Liverpool.
That alone suggests how seriously Madrid are taking the contest, and will not be heading there over-confident and shrugging off effects of a potential loss, simply because they have two wins already in the group.
The Reds embarrassed Madrid that night, and Liverpool will have to be at the top of their game to ensure the free-scoring side do not get their revenge.