Liverpool legend, Kenny Dalglish, has backed Jurgen Klopp’s men to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals ahead of Real Madrid when both sides clash in the quarter-final first and second legs on April 6 and 14.
Dalglish believes Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and face Chelsea, who will tackle FC Porto in the other last-8 tie, in the semi-final.
Liverpool eliminated RB Leipzig in the Champions League last-16, while Real Madrid knocked Atalanta out from the competition.
“[Liverpool] are still a threat. They are still a team to be proud of, and that can go places. They’re still in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” Dalglish told talkSPORT Breakfast on Thursday.
“When the draw came out, when have you ever been happy drawing Real Madrid? You were happy to draw Real Madrid because you have missed Bayern Munich and Man City. Those two get each other if they reach the semi-final.
“If they [Liverpool] can beat Real Madrid, they can go all the way to the final. The final just happens to be at one of the greatest moments in Liverpool’s history at the Attaturk Stadium in Istanbul.”
When asked if Chelsea could be a threat in the semi-final should Liverpool progress, Dalglish added, “Chelsea came and beat us at Anfield. [Thomas] Tuchel’s done a great job with them. He has been on a great run.
“We will beat them in the semi-final like before with Luis Garcia knocking it in,” Dalglish joked in reference to the controversial 2005 match.