Rodgers says there will be a 'hurricane on the field' when Liverpool take on Real Madrid

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard addressed the media ahead of Liverpool's crucial Champions League tie with Real Madrid at Anfield tomorrow night.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed his side to lift themselves for the visit of Real Madrid at Anfield tomorrow night and said 'the hurricane will be on the field' as he made reference to the weather hitting the country at the moment. 

The Reds go into this game having won their last two Premier League games, but their performance in the win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday came in for a lot of scathing criticism, as they won in the last minute via a Steven Caulker own goal.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, which Liverpool can ill-afford to lose, the Reds' boss said: "The good thing about this group is that we really lift ourselves for the big games.

"You look at home games as opportunities to get the points in this competition"

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard also addressed the media ahead of tomorrow night's game, and after publicly saying the side needs to put in a much better performance than the one they served up at Loftus Road, he reckons his teammates can step up to the mark against their illustrious opponents - though Gerrard described the games as 'a bonus'.

"I think when the calibre of opposition of real madrid come to town we've got to perform to our maximum

"Tomorrow night is all about how we perform. We're capable of playing better.

"We're hoping to surprise and shock a few people tomorrow night."

Both Rodgers and Gerrard were keen to point out that the focus shouldn't just be on Cristiano Ronaldo as the Reds must focus on their own performance if they are to overcome the European Champions.

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