Anfield will again stage a duel with history, temple of football still to be conquered for Real Madrid, Liverpool rival before which always was defeated in three precedents: the final of the 1980-81 European Cup and in the second round Champions League 2008-09.
The technical problems of Brendan Rodgers at the front have worsened the injury he suffered against Daniel Sturridge in training with England in early September, a muscular problem that would keep him away from the pitch just over a month to however it is not fully recovered.
Difficulties in defining the plays in the final meters have made Rodgers summarized in nearly the same league goals for and against (13-12) and have won only six official games since the season started in August.
The "Champions", Liverpool overcame anxiety and the last faint sigh Ludogorets Bulgarian home 2-1 but succumbed 1-0 to the more experienced Basel. Looking duel with Real Madrid, the "reds" cling to the memory of his last visit to Anfield whites in 2009, when the Spanish Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and the English company dealt a 4-0 set that Juande Ramos then trained.
The Italian coach is facing an important week marked by lower European Ramos and unexpected muscle Welshman Gareth Bale mishap that changes the face of your starting lineup. In defense it seems the French Raphael Varane, recovered from febrile illness that prevented him from playing against Levante. Also compatriot Karim Benzema who will be nine.
Counting the hours to the classic against Barcelona, Real Madrid can stop virtually sealed his move to the knockout stage in the Champions League. His two wins against
Alvaro Arbeloa holder looms on the right side in the return to his former home and Cristiano Ronaldo also returns to an English stadium. It does after signing a new record for his brilliant career, being the first player to get fifteen goals in seven league matches. In their matches against Liverpool this insurance numbers that want to improve. He made two goals in nine appearances for Manchester United who won five and lost three. Anfield is a land to be conquered as a scorer, as does the Real Madrid team. Challenge set to leave almost sentenced the group.