Zinedine Zidane has expressed confidence that Real Madrid will eliminate Liverpool should the pair get drawn to face each other in the Champions League round of 16.
Liverpool took another step in their bid to defend the Champions League as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 on Tuesday night to qualify into the first knockout round.
Madrid were already through as runners-up after Paris Saint-Germain secured top spot in Group A, but they won their final match at Club Brugge nonetheless.
Now there is the possibility of Madrid facing Liverpool which would be a rematch of 2018 final when the two sides last met and the Spanish giants won 3-1.
Zidane, who quit Madrid five days after that win before returning in March 2019, has already started the war of words.
Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Andy Robertson believes everyone wants to beat Liverpool.
“Now, we know we are respected in Europe. No-one will want us but everyone who gets into the last 16 will fancy themselves. It is the toughest tournament.