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Liverpool need to bounce back from Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United, but they face the toughest of tasks - a trip to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti's men hammered the Reds 3-0 in the corresponding fixture last month, and despite their struggles of late, vice captain Jordan Henderson remains confident that his side can get a result in the Spanish capital.
"It will be a tough test for us, but a great opportunity as well to go and show what we can do," said Henderson. "It's a big game, but we're going into it with a view to getting something out of the game.
"We know how good Real Madrid are after playing in the first game at home - they have to a lot of quality. But, at the same time, so have we and we feel we have got good enough players and are a good enough team to come here and get a good result."
With Liverpool now in Spain, manager Brendan Rodgers revealed that injured striker Daniel Sturridge has also made the trip, but he said it's unlikely that the England international will play any part.
"I brought every player out with us, knowing this game is very important to us,” Rodgers said. “It is a sign that we are very much together, that all the players have travelled, whether injured or fit. We will work out here over the next couple of days. With Daniel, we will see how he responds, but it is highly unlikely he will be fit."
Sturridge has been sidelined since the start of September having suffered an injury on international duty, and his absence has severely damaged the Liverpool attack. With Fabio Borini, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert struggling for goals, reports suggest that the Reds would try to recall Divock Origi from his loan spell at Lille, but their manager Rene Girard says that won't be happening.
"It’s just a rumor," said the Frenchman. "There was no truth to my knowledge. It was agreed that Divock plays the year with us. There is no reason for him to leave mid-season."