Real Madrid will eliminate Champions League holders Liverpool from the competition this season if they meet in the knockout stage according to manager Zinedine Zidane.
The Real Madrid manager talked about eliminating Liverpool in the knockout stage when he was asked by reporters during his latest press conference about the prospect of meeting the reigning European champions in the last 16.
Zinedine Zidane fielded questions on Liverpool during his post-match press conference after the 3-1 win over hosts Club Brugge in their final game in Group A.
Real Madrid could face Liverpool in the round of 16 after the Spanish club could only finish in second place in their group behind leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
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The Reds were the successor to Real Madrid after they won the Champions League last season.
Before then, Real Madrid had won the last three Champions League titles with one of them coming as a result of the win over Liverpool in the final.
Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 during the 2018 Champions League final characterized by the injury to star man for the Reds Mohamed Salah.
Apart from Liverpool, Real Madrid can also face the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus and RB Leipzig in the last 16.