Despite the shoulder injury received in the challenge against Newcastle, Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez can be activated in the challenge of "The Reds" against Real Madrid in the Champions League. The news has been confirmed by coach Klopp himself, who informed the journalists on the eve of the spectacular confrontation with Madrid at Anfield. The German technician said:
"There is a possibility (that Nunez will be activated), we have to see how he copes with the pain."
The forward has scored 11 goals in all competitions for Liverpool since joining from Benfica in the summer. He was injured in a collision with Kieran Trippier in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Klopp has also spoken about the importance of the challenge against Real, recalling the final of last season, where Liverpool was defeated precisely by Real Madrid with the minimum score of 1-0. Klopp said:
"I watched the game (the final) again this weekend. I realized why I hadn't seen it before. It was torture, we played a good game, we could have won it but they were the ones who scored the decisive goal. You could tell their experience, how little they lost confidence and were ready to take advantage of opportunities. This is what you can learn from them. This time we are different teams in different times. Let's see who gets through this time."
Klopp expressed his happiness at the moment Liverpool are in, referring to the last two positive results. According to the German technician, this is quite important in the match against Real Madrid, and the match would look different if it was played before 1 month.
Meanwhile, the former coach of Liverpool and Real Madrid, Rafael Benitez, said that the English have the right potential to face Real. According to the Spaniard, "The Reds" have gained the right experience in the Champions League, to better cope with the pressure.