Gary Neville has told his self-titled podcast that he doesn’t believe Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and make it through in the Champions League.
Liverpool are 3-1 down against Madrid, after putting in a disappointing performance in the first-leg.
Madrid were the dominant force in Spain, but Liverpool are always a different proposition to beat at Anfield on European nights.
Liverpool, of course, turned around a bigger deficit against Madrid’s arch rivals, Barcelona, in recent times.
But Neville thinks that Jurgen Klopp’s side may not be able to pull off such a miraculous recovery this time around.
“They were poor in Madrid in midweek, really poor,” he said.
‘They have left themselves a lot to do and I’m not sure they have got it in them to do it, because at Anfield they have not been great, even against Aston Villa they are scrambling to win in the last minute.
“Crowd in, it’s a different story, but I think they are going to go out of the Champions League. I might be wrong.”
Liverpool have actually hit form domestically recently, but they will have to deliver a much improved display from the first-leg to progress here.
The Reds were given all sorts of problems by Madrid’s attack in the first-leg.
But Klopp has already stated that he feels that Liverpool will be aided by playing at Anfield.
And there is real hope that they could pull off a comeback, if they perform to the best of their ability.