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Carlo Ancelotti reveals his tactics for Liverpool clash after admitting Real Madrid have 'doubts'

Carlo Ancelotti reveals his tactics for Liverpool clash after admitting Real Madrid have 'doubts'

The Los Blancos' boss knows he can't relax.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his tactics for their Champions League clash against Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp's side travel to the Bernabeu on Wednesday with a mountain to climb after suffering a 5-2 hammering at Anfield in the first leg.

Despite going two goals in front, the Reds proceeded to fall apart, conceding five goals as their last remaining hope of silverware seemingly slipped out of reach.

However, Liverpool are infamous for European comebacks. Backtrack to May 2005, where they turned around a three goal deficit against AC Milan to lift the Champions League trophy.

More recently, the Reds came back from three goals down to beat Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg of their European semi-final in 2019, where they went on to win their sixth Champions League title.

Ancelotti's tactics to face Liverpool

Los Blancos' boss Ancelotti is well aware of his opponent's history, and has revealed he has 'doubts' over the second leg.

“Mentally, the game tomorrow is more complicated for us than Liverpool," Ancelotti told reporters. "Liverpool have to come full-on, to get the best they can from the first minute to the last, no matter what happens.

"The first leg result creates doubts in us in that sense. We will try to be at our best from the first minute, but it is inevitable that we have more doubts than our opponents.

Ancelotti also admitted that his side would not sit back and protect their three-goal lead, but repeat the 'open' nature of the first leg.

“The message is quite simple: there are no calculations," the Italian added. "We have to play the best way we can. Our idea is not to calculate, but to repeat the open match that we had in the first game.

"We certainly won’t play thinking that we have an advantage in the score. It will be open and we want to play our best attacking football.

"Liverpool will come here and try to turn the tie around. We don’t only think of defending. No, we think more about attacking.”

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Topics: Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Football, Champions League