Kenny Dalglish gives his thoughts on Liverpool v Real Madrid

The Liverpool legend is crossing his fingers that Liverpool can keep up their good record against Real Madrid.

Liverpool are taking on Real Madrid tonight at Anfield in a clash between two of Europe's biggest football clubs.

Liverpool go into the game struggling to find the same form as last season, but still optimistic of success in the tie. That optimism stems mainly from their good record against Los Merengues.

That includes the last time they met.

In 2009 Real Madrid were hammered at Anfield 4-0 by The Reds, with Rafa Benitez masterminding the result.

Liverpool fans are of course hoping for a similar outcome, but after struggling to victory over Ludogorets in the group opener and losing to FC Basel in their last game out, confidence has certainly taken a hit.

But one man hoping they will have what it takes is Kenny Dalglish.

The Liverpool legend has himself faced Real in the competition, as a Liverpool player.

The Reds downed their Spanish rivals 1-0 in a dreary European Cup final back in 1981. So when he awarded Luis Suarez with the FIFA Golden Shoe earlier this month Spanish publication Marca spoke to him about the upcoming tie and previous run-ins with Real in Europe.

King Kenny said:

"It will be very difficult for us, but the idea, after losing in Basel, is to at least take something positive away from the two matches against Real. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for us to get through to the last sixteen. We won 1-0 before that [4-0 win at Anfield] in Madrid. That was a great match, well put together by Benítez. I'd settle for half of that, fingers crossed."

Most Liverpool fans would certainly agree.

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