Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that his side have been preparing to deal with the threat posed by Real Madrid’s ultra talented star Cristiano Ronaldo, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Champions League winners will play the Reds at Anfield on Wednesday night, and despite Gareth Bale being out injured, the return of Ronaldo to English soil will pose a threat that Rodgers’s side will undoubtedly have to deal with.
Given their defensive woes against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend, there is little doubt that the Merseyside club’s back-line will have to improve ahead of tonight’s crunch clash.
However, Rodgers believes that it is equally important that his team offer a threat of their own to Los Blancos, rather than simply looking to stifle Ronaldo throughout the match.
“We have to make a plan for our team first to ensure we cause Real Madrid problems.
“Then, of course, you have to prepare for the quality players they have, but that will be as a team and that is something we’ll focus on going into the game.”
Liverpool have won one of their games in the Champions League and lost one, with the defeat against Basle last time around suggesting improvements are necessary.
Manchester United have reportedly targeted Ronaldo for the last few weeks, and are said to have earmarked a £60 million fee to bring him in as early as January, although a move now looks unlikely to happen.