Not Barcelona with Suarez? - Liverpool boss on 'best attack in world football'

Brendan Rodgers believes tonight's opponents Real Madrid have the best attack in world football.

This summer Liverpool finally succumbed and decided to sell star striker Luis Suarez, with Barcelona the destination.

The Uruguayan effectively was allowed to leave after Barcelona paid a handsome sum for his services and after yet another biting controversy.

With his arrival at the Nou Camp many began discussing the possibility that Barcelona now had the best attack in world football. With Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez all in tow - you can understand why.

But Brendan Rodgers believes that Liverpool will be facing the best attack in world football tonight, as they take on Barca's bitter rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League.

He told the club's official website:

"You have to be mindful that they are arguably the best attack in world football at the moment, so you can't go gung-ho, that's for sure. You have to have a real focused plan of how you deal with their strengths.

"And on the counter-attack they are absolutely clinical. We've seen that over the course of the last year or so. So there's no doubting the focus and the confidence about how we play the game, but there's no doubt that you have to respect their qualities as well."

Rodgers is right to be wary. With Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema and Javier Hernandez all plumping for goals Real have a frightening attacking force - even the absence of an injured Gareth Bale does not change that fact.

Liverpool have looked ropey in defence this campaign, so Rodgers is right to try and fix things up ahead of this crunch Champions League tie - against a team that yes, does have perhaps the best attack in the world.

But is it better than Barcelona's? You can find out for yourself when the two lock horns in El Classico, for Suarez' first game, this weekend.

For Liverpool however the mission is on stopping the Real juggernaut tonight.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch