Carlo Ancelotti reveals why he has no worries about Liverpool

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Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that Real Madrid know what to expect when they take on Liverpool later on Tuesday night.

Liverpool will host the reigning European champions at Anfield for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie.

It’s the fourth meeting between the two sides in the last five years, with the Los Blancos dominating all of them.

Speaking ahead of the game, Carlo Ancelotti has said that he wants Liverpool to worry about Real Madrid, and not the other way round.

Ancelotti said during Monday’s press conference: “I don’t think Liverpool have ever changed their quality (from last season). We expect a tense game, we will be under pressure a lot, a game where you don’t have time to breathe and we know very well what to expect and we are well prepared for that.

“I’m worried more about Madrid. I want Madrid to worry Liverpool, not the other way around. We want them to be worrying about us, not us to be overworrying about them.

“It’s nice to be back on Merseyside, I have a good memory of the period here. There was a pandemic in that period but it was very good time and it is good to be back in a fantastic stadium with a fantastic atmosphere and we hope to do our best.”